News of the World may reach the rest of the world before it reaches the States. The Paul Greengrass period drama starring Tom Hanks is currently working through a deal that would give its overseas distribution to Netflix, which would release the film on its streaming service internationally. Universal is still planning to release the film theatrically in the U.S. this December.
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“I love listening to a great story as much as I like telling one,” Tom Hanks says in a brand new News of the World featurette. In director Paul Greengrass‘s western, Hanks plays a storyteller of sorts: his character reads the news to folks in small towns who are so disconnected from world events that they might never hear updates from the “outside world” otherwise. Check out some new footage in the featurette below. Read More »
Look at him. Look at him. Tom Hanks is the captain now in News of the World, a western which reunites him with his Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass. Hanks plays Captain Jefferson Kidd (I told you he was the captain!), a man who travels across the plains reading the news to small-town folk who otherwise would never hear it.
This is the actor’s first western, and it looks like the kind of old-school throwback that doesn’t come around too often in the modern Hollywood landscape. Check out the brand new trailer below.
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Along with a slew of enhanced safety protocols, it appears the new normal for Hollywood may be intermittent production delays due to the contagiousness of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite a number of extra precautions in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus on the sets of movies and TV shows that are making their way back to production, it appears that studios may just have to accept that some people will still end up with coronavirus. Netflix is the latest to learn that lesson.
The Harder They Fall, a new western starring Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), Regina King (Watchmen), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You), Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), and Zazie Beetz (Joker), halted production last week after an unnamed cast member tested positive for COVID-19. Read More »
Tom Hanks is the Captain again in News of the World, the Oscar-winning actor’s highly anticipated reunion with his Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass. But News of the World is a very different film from the 2013 Oscar-nominated biographical thriller, with Hanks strapping on a cowboy hat and spurs to star in an epic Western. Watch the News of the World trailer below. Read More »
Beloved actor Tom Hanks has famously lent his voice to a cowboy in several of Pixar’s Toy Story movies, but he’s never appeared in a full-fledged Western…until now.
Hanks stars in this year’s News of the World, a Universal Western which reunites “America’s dad” with his Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass and places him in a classic, archetypal situation as a man who discovers an abandoned young girl and takes her under his wing. Check out the first look photos and learn some more details about the film below.
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Clint Eastwood might be 90 years old in the middle of a pandemic, but the veteran actor and filmmaker isn’t letting that stop him from getting his next film off the ground. The American Sniper and Mystic River director is currently scouting locations for Cry Macho, an adaptation of N. Richard Nash’s novel of the same name. Eastwood will not only direct but also star in the film which sounds like the closest he’s gotten to making a western again in a long time. Get the details below. Read More »
The other day word broke regarding a Rashomon TV series based on the Akira Kurosawa movie of the same name. Now…here comes news of A Fistful of Dollars TV series, which is, of course, also based on a Kurosawa movie – Yojimbo. Directed by Sergio Leone and released in 1964, A Fistful of Dollars was Clint Eastwood‘s first starring role and turned him into a leading man. He played the Man with No Name, a part he’d play again in For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
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Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Netflix was in production on The Harder They Fall, a new western revenge thriller starring Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors. But with Hollywood slowly figuring out how to safety get back to work, the movie is looking to get back in front of cameras soon, and they have an outstanding roster of new cast members that have just been announced.
Regina King (Watchmen), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You), Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), and Zazie Beetz (Joker) are all joining the cast of the film, and they’re not the only ones. Read More »
Less than four years after the breakout success of The Rider, Chloé Zhao is already one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The Beijing-born director is working on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated blockbuster Eternals, but before that, she has another indie arthouse film set to sweep the film festival circuit this year. Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, is Zhao’s anticipated follow-up to The Rider, another melancholic Western that stars the Oscar winner as a wandering nomad in the contemporary American West. Watch the Nomadland trailer below.
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