Tom Hanks has teamed up with director Paul Greengrass to star in his first ever Western film, titled “News of the World”, set to premiere on Christmas Day 2020.
The film follows Hanks, who plays a Civil War veteran named Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd traveling around the West to relay news stories throughout small towns. Along the way, he meets a young girl named Johanna who was taken in by the Kiowa First Nation tribe when she was four, and becomes determined to help her find her way back home.
Hanks and Greengrass previously teamed up for “Captain Philips”, which got great reviews and was nominated for six Oscars as well as four Golden Globes.
“News of the World” is based on a book written by Paulette Jiles; Greengrass helped co-write the script for the movie along with Luke Davies.
You can watch the full trailer for the film below: