news of the world release

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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News of the World featurette

“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 »

News of the World trailer

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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21st century spielberg bridge of spies the post

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column and podcast that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st-century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. In this edition: Bridge of Spies and The Post.)

The Spielbergian hero is someone who not only does the right thing, but goes above and beyond. Someone who risks it all – life, limb, and reputation – for the greater good. And not some wispy, intangible greater good, either – oh, no. It’s not the belief in a better world; it’s the belief that the world we already have is as good as it’s going to get, if only we allow it. Spielbergian America is a place where the power is in the hands of the people, and all the people need do to make the country live up to its lofty goals is to fight for what’s right, no matter how daunting the fight may be. Two of Steven Spielberg‘s 21st-century films personify this perfectly, and, coincidentally enough, both star Tom HanksBridge of Spies and The Post.

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news of the world trailer

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 »

News of the World first look

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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Pinocchio Remake Tom Hanks

Disney’s live-action Pinocchio remake might be a reunion for Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks. Zemeckis is attached to helm the film and now a report states that Hanks is being courted to play old Italian puppet-maker Geppetto. This isn’t the first time Hanks’ name has been floated for the part – when the project was first announced, Paddington director Paul King was set to helm and Hanks was being considered for the Geppetto role then as well.

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greyhound opening weekend

Tom Hanks has steered Apple TV+’s latest original feature film to record-breaking success. Greyhound, a World War II drama written by and starring Hanks, has become the biggest opening weekend release ever for Apple TV+, shattering records for both original series and movies that have debuted on the service.

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Tom Hanks on wearing masks

Everyone, please wear a mask when you go out into the world. I know it’s inconvenient. I know you’d rather not. But it’s just common sense. And more than that, it’s necessary. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Instead, listen to America’s dad, Tom Hanks. Hanks was one of the first prominent figures to catch the coronavirus, and he’s fed-up with people shunning masks. And if the guy who played Sully isn’t enough to convince you, maybe you’ll listen to Bill Nye. He’s a science guy, after all.

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Greyhound streaming

Greyhound, the new World War II movie starring Tom Hanks, was originally slated to hit theaters in March of last year. But it got pushed to January 2020, then moved back to May, and then bumped to June. Ultimately, the movie never hit theaters at all, because Apple swooped in, purchased the distribution rights, and decided to debut it directly on the AppleTV+ streaming service. The movie will be available for subscribers to stream in just a few days, but it sounds like Hanks – who also produced Greyhound and wrote the screenplay – has some conflicted feelings about that. Read More »