Tom Hanks meets the Western genre – what a combination! Few things excite me more than seeing this almost perfect union which we’ll be getting in “News of the World”. Another interesting tidbit – the film will reunite Hanks with director Paul Greengrass. The two previously worked together in 2013’s “Captain Phillips”. And wouldn’t you know it Hanks plays another Captain in their new film. So many cool connections!
Hanks plays a traveling newsman telling real-world stories in towns all across the west. He encounters a traumatized 10-year-old girl (Helena Zengel) who’s lost and all alone. The Captain decides to make the trek across the treacherous frontier to return the young girl to her family. But it won’t be easy in a land full of violence, conflict, and peril. The new trailer strikes all the right chords and it has the potential to really shake up awards season.
“News of the World” is set for a Christmas theater release. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
My kind of story. Road trips in any genre are entertaining, for the most part.
Yep. Of course they had me at Tom Hanks + Western!
Tom Hanks rarely makes a dud. I just think he’s a genuinely good human being and it shines through in his roles. Yes, will be seeing this one as long as I can watch it at home.
It’ll be interesting to see how the do distribution.
Honestly, this looks incredible. Tom Hanks in a western directed by Paul Greengrass. This is my kind of movie. Plus, this looked the kind of film my dad would’ve loved. He was a sucker for westerns.
I too think it looks great. Like he does do often, Hanks looks so perfect for the role. Can’t wait.
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I’m into westerns so this is on my list when it streams.
High on my list. It will be interesting to see if they release it strictly in theaters or if it will get an early streaming option.
The trailer for Tom and Jerry’s launching next month
I’ve just read your comments but not watched the trailer yet but man, this sounds like a total winner!
I’m really excited for it. So many ingredients to capture your attention.
I’m more excited for the Tom & Jerry trailer