Tom Hanks is getting his boots on for a western, entitled News of the World.
Based on the best-selling novel by Paulette Jiles and adapted and directed by Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), it’s set five years after the end of the American Civil War. Widower Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks) 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.” While in Texas, he fencounters young Johanna, who had been kidnapped, and vows to return her to her family.
News of the World is currently set to arrive in cinemas around Christmas. Here’s a teaser: