"News of the World" is a 2020 American Western drama film directed by Paul Greengrass.
The starring cast includes Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Fred Hechinger, Ray McKinnon, Mare Winningham, Neil Sandilands, Thomas Francis Murphy, Elizabeth Marvel, Bill Camp, Chukwudi Iwuji and others.

Here are "News of the World" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for News of the World movie?

Netflix on Monday, February 01, 2021 released the trailer for "News of the World" you can watch here:
News of the World starring Tom Hanks | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is News of the World movie plot?

Here is a short review of "News of the World" movie plot summary.

In 1870, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) is a former member of the Confederate Army who now makes a living traveling town to town reading newspapers for the populace for ten cents per person. Following one such evening of news reading, Kidd sets out for his next location when he encounters an overturned wagon on the road. Dismounting to investigate further, he encounters the body of a Black soldier and a young White girl named Johanna (Helena Zengel) who is dressed in Native American clothing. After an encounter with a Union Army patrol, Kidd is instructed to take the girl to Union officials at a checkpoint in a town up the road where they will sort out her Bureau of Indian Affairs paperwork and see to it she is returned to her surviving family. Reluctantly, Kidd acquiesces to the request.
At the Union checkpoint Kidd is informed that the Bureau of Indian Affairs representative is on the reservation and will be unavailable for three months. Seeking shelter with a former Confederate infantryman, Kidd reads the news and upon returning, begrudgingly accepts responsibility for returning the girl to her surviving family. As the two set out they attempt to find common ground, but neither one has much success in communicating with the other. This is further compounded at the next stop, when Kidd is confronted by three ex-Confederate soldiers turned criminals who express an interest in purchasing the girl from Kidd. Kidd refuses, but the three men pursue, leading to a shootout in the wilderness during which Johanna and Kidd overcome obstacles to work together for self-preservation.


Who plays who in the News of the World movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "News of the World" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Tom Hanks  as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd
Helena Zengel  as Johanna Leonberger / Cicada
Fred Hechinger  as John Calley
Ray McKinnon  as Simon Boudlin
Mare Winningham  as Doris Boudlin
Neil Sandilands  as Wilhelm Leonberger
Thomas Francis Murphy  as Mr. Farley
Elizabeth Marvel  as Mrs. Gannett
Bill Camp  as Mr. Branholme
Tom Astor  as Cavalry Lieutenant
Travis Johnson  as Cavalry Rider (as John Travis Johnson)
Andy Kastelic  as Union Duty Officer
Jeffrey Ware  as Red River Heckler
Chris Bylsma  as Red River Heckler
Justin Tade  as Red River Heckler
Darrin Giossi  as Federal Soldier
Brenden Wedner  as Young Progressive Speaker
Michael Angelo Covino  as Almay
Clay James  as Almay's Man
Cash Lilley  as Almay's Man
Stafford Douglas  as Dallas Federal Officer
Robert G. Knowlton  as Dallas Federal Officer
Jared Berry  as Dallas Federal Soldier
Gabriel Ebert  as Benjamin Farley
Clint Obenchain  as Tom Farley
Truman Hanks  as German Rider
Winsome Brown  as Anna Leonberger
Michael Toby Sanchez  as San Antonian
Shawn Howell  as Durand Fight Townsperson

Release date

When is News of the World movie release date?

"News of the World" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 25, 2020 (United States, Canada) distributing by Universal Pictures (United States) and Netflix (International).


What are News of the World filming details?

The duration of the film is 118 minutes. With a budget of $38 million, the film grossed over $12 million.

"News of the World" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about News of the World movie?

"News of the World" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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