NEWS of the World is a 2020 Western drama which has now made its way to Netflix.
Tom Hanks leads the film which is based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles.
Who stars in News Of The World?
Tom Hanks as as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd
Tom Hanks, 64, stars asCivil War veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, who makes a living by traveling through Texas and reading the news.
He then agrees to accompany a young girl, Johanna, who is on a quest to reconnect with her biological relatives.
The star is best known for voicing Woody in the Toy Story franchise, as well as Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan and won a Best Actor Academy Award for playing the lead role in Forrest Gump.
Helena Zengel plays Johanna Leonberger / Cicada
Johanna, also known as 'Cicada', is played by child actress Helena Zengel.
Johanna was raised by Native Americans who kidnapped her during a raid, hence why she wants to find her biological relatives.
The 12-year-old made her international debut in this film and her previous work includes playing Luca in Dark Blue Girl and Bernadette "Benni" Klaaß in System Crasher.
Ray McKinnon plays Simon Boudlin
Simon is a music teacher who looked after Johanna for a brief period.
Ray, 63, portrayed Reverend H.W. Smith in Deadwood and Phil Remington in Ford v Ferrari.
He also portrayed Lincoln "Linc" Potter in Sons of Anarchy and reprised his role in Mayans M.C.
Mare Winningham plays Doris Boudlin
Doris is Simon's wife, who is played by Mare Winningham.
The actress recently appeared as Cherry Lockhart in The Affair and Jeannie Anderson in crime drama The Outsider.
She also earned an Oscar nomination for her performance as Georgia Flood in 1995 film Georgia.
Neil Sandilands plays Wilhelm Leonberger
Neil Sandilands plays one of of Johanna's biological relatives, uncle Wilhelm.
The actor has portrayed Eugene Venter in The Americans and Titus in The 100.
Some of his most recent work includes appearing as Clifford DeVoe aka The Thinker in CW's The Flash.
Winsome Brown plays Anna Leonberger
Johanna's aunt and Wilhelm's wife is played by Winsome Brown.
Winsome portrays Dark Kryptonian in Supergirl.
Most recently, she appeared as Susan Vickers in Netflix's Tiny Pretty Things.
When is News Of The World released?
News of the World was released in cinemas in the United States on December 25, 2020.
It became available to watch on giant streaming platform Netflix TODAY (February 10).
What is News Of The World about?
The film follows Captain Kidd who endeavours to return a young girl back to to her last remaining family, after she was captured by Native Americans.
The civil war veteran takes her back to Castroville, Texas, to reunite her with her aunt and uncle.
During the trip, Captain Kidd learns that Johanna actually goes by "Cicada," and that she wants to remain with her adoptive parents.
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