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News of the World, the Western that will reunite Paul Greengrass with Tom Hanks, is moseying on over to a new studio. Fox 2000 was originally set to release the movie, but Disney has shuttered future productions for the label in the wake of the Disney-Fox merger. The movie now belongs to Universal, which also distributed Greengrass’ Jason Bourne series, Green Zone, and United 93.

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Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks worked together on the harrowing Captain Phillips, and now they’re hoping to get the band back together for News of the Worldbased on the novel by Paulette Jiles – a Western set in the aftermath of the Civil War. This would be a bit of a departure for Greengrass, who has spent the last few years helming either films based on real-life events and tragedies, or Bourne sequels.

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