News of the World (film)

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News of the World is a 2020 American Western film co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass, based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles, and starring Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel. The film follows an aging Civil War veteran who must return a young girl who was taken in by the Kiowa, and raised as one of them, to her last remaining family. She has lost both her birth and Kiowa families.

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News of the World
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaul Greengrass
Screenplay by
Based onNews of the World
by Paulette Jiles
Produced by
CinematographyDariusz Wolski
Edited byWilliam Goldenberg
Music byJames Newton Howard[1]
Distributed by
  • Universal Pictures (United States)
  • Netflix (International)
Release date
  • December 25, 2020 (2020-12-25)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$38 million[3]
Box office$12.7 million[4]

News of the World was released theatrically by Universal Pictures in the United States and on DirecTV on December 25, 2020, and grossed $12 million. Internationally, the film was released by Netflix in other territories on February 10, 2021.[5] It received positive reviews from critics who praised Hanks and Zengel's performances as well as the cinematography, musical score, and Greengrass's direction. At the 93rd Academy Awards, the film received nominations for Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Sound. Zengel received nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.