News of the World

Alberto’s Pick – News of the World directed by Paul Greengrass.

In News of the World, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) — a Civil War veteran — travels the U.S. countryside in 1870, reading the latest newspapers to customers who can afford to pay him a dime apiece. On the road, Kidd finds a hanged body and a wrecked wagon, and then spots a young girl hiding in the bushes. He finds her paperwork and discovers that she had been taken years earlier by the Kiowa people, who then raised her as one of their own (and whom she regards as her family). Kidd tries to arrange to have soldiers take her to her biological aunt and uncle, but the job winds up falling to him. With the girl, Johanna (Helena Zengel), speaking no English and Kidd unsure of how to take care of a child, their adventures begin. They face everything from a murderous band of unsavory men to a sandstorm and a dangerous authoritarian.

It is based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles. Directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel and Tom Astor