News of the World Movie

News of the World movie poster

Who's Involved:

Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass, Steve Boyles, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Gary Goetzman, Mare Winningham, Ray McKinnon, Luke Davies, Michael Covino

Release Date:

Friday, December 25, 2020 (Nationwide)

Thematic Material|Some Language|Disturbing Images|Violence

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in News of the World: Cast List

... Captain Kidd

"Bios" , "Greyhound"  

"The Climb"  


... Johanna



"Mud" , "Ford v Ferrari"  

"Geostorm" , "Dark Waters"  

Who's making News of the World: Crew List

A look at the News of the World behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Paul Greengrass last directed Jason Bourne and Captain Phillips. The film's writer Luke Davies last wrote Angel of Mine and Beautiful Boy.


Luke Davies


Gary Goetzman
Tom Hanks

Production Companies

Fox 2000 Pictures (Former)


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Production: What we know about News of the World?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the October 2016 novels by Paulette Jiles.

Filming Timeline

  1. October 2020: The film was in Completed status.
  2. April 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  3. February 2019: The film was in Development status.

News of the World Release Date: When was the film released?

News of the World was released in 2020 on Friday, December 25, 2020 (Nationwide release). There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including Promising Young Woman, Pinocchio and Wonder Woman 1984.

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Q&A Asked about News of the World

Oct. 10, 2020
Was it filmed in Australia?
Oct. 25, 2020 No, it ws filmed in the state of New Mexico.

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