News of the World

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  • PG-13
Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a widower and veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating... read more
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Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a widower and veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel, System Crasher), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.

Original Release

12/25/2020

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Cast

Tom Hanks Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd / Captain Kidd
Helena Zengel Johanna Leonberger / Johanna
Neil Sandilands Wilhelm Leonberger
Thomas Francis Murphy Merritt Farley / Mr. Farley
Chukwudi Iwuji Charles Edgefield
Francheska Bardacke Wichita Falls Spectator
Christopher Hagen Old Man Durand
J. Nathan Simmons Citizen of Red River
Cynthia Casaus Actor
Brenden Wedner Young Progressive Speaker
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Paul Greengrass

Writers

Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies, Paulette Jiles

Cast

Tom Hanks Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd / Captain Kidd
Helena Zengel Johanna Leonberger / Johanna
Neil Sandilands Wilhelm Leonberger
Thomas Francis Murphy Merritt Farley / Mr. Farley
Chukwudi Iwuji Charles Edgefield
Francheska Bardacke Wichita Falls Spectator
Christopher Hagen Old Man Durand
J. Nathan Simmons Citizen of Red River
Cynthia Casaus Actor
Brenden Wedner Young Progressive Speaker
Michelle Campbell Female Townsfolk
Bob Knowlton Army Lieutenant Moostache
David Hight Cowboy
Stephanie Hill Wichita Falls Townslady / Red River Townslady
Winsome Brown Anna Leonberger
Randy Ritsema Red River Rancher
Cheo Tapia Village Vendor
Michael E. Stogner Citizen of Durand
Michael Toby Sanchez San Antonian
Fred Hechinger John Calley

Producers

Editors

William Goldenberg

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