Exclusive News of the World clip goes behind-the-scenes of the Tom Hanks-led drama
ComingSoon.net has an exclusive clip from Universal Pictures’ action-adventure drama News of the World starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass (the Bourne films, United 93), who co-wrote the film along with Luke Davies (Lion). The clip features composer James Newton Howard, producer Gary Goetzman, and Greengrass as they go behind-the-scenes to discuss composing the score for the film.
News of the World is available now on Digital and will arrive on 4K UHD and Blu-ray on March 23. You can check out the clip now in the player below and pre-order your copy of the movie here!
News of the World is based on the National Book Award finalist and best-selling novel by Paulette Jiles. Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a 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.
Hanks, who previously worked with Greengrass on the Oscar-nominated thriller Captain Phillips, produced alongside Gary Goetzman (Mamma Mia! franchise, Greyhound), Gail Mutrux (The Danish Girl, Donnie Brasco), and Gregory Goodman (22 July, 8 Mile). The executive producers are Steven Shareshian and Tore Schmidt. The film’s music is by eight-time Academy Award nominee James Newton Howard.