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News of the World

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Original title
News of the World
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies (Novel: Paulette Jiles)
Music
James Newton Howard
Cinematography
Dariusz Wolski
Cast
Producer
Playtone, Pretty Pictures, Universal Pictures, Perfec World Pictures Co (Distributor: Universal Pictures, Netflix)
Genre
Western. Drama | Road Movie. Kidnapping Film / Disappearance. 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
Five years after the end of the Civil War, veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel), 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.
Awards
2020: Golden Globes: Nom. Best Supp. Actress (Zengel) & Best Original Soundtrack
2020: National Board of Review (NBR): Top 10 & Best Adapted Screenplay
2020: Critics Choice Awards: 7 Nominations, incl. Best Picture & Actor
2020: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2020: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 2 Nom., incl. Best Actress in Supp. Role (Zengel)
2020: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated Most Promising Performer (Zengel)
2020: Satellite Awards: 4 Nominations, including Best Supporting Actress (Zengel)
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