New featurette for the upcoming Paul Greengrass-directed Western has Tom Hanks introducing his character Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd. Based on the novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles, the drama is released in Irish cinemas on January 1st 2021.


Set five years after the end of the Civil War, Hanks plays Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a widower and veteran of three wars, who 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), 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.


NEWS OF THE WORLD will open in Irish cinemas on January 1st 2021.