News of the World Featurette Revisits the Dusty Western Towns of Tom Hanks Epic [Exclusive]

Starring Tom Hanks, News of the World follows a Civil War veteran who agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

In celebration of News of the World hitting digital streaming platforms this week as well as on 4k UHD & Blu-ray March 23rd, we’ve got an exclusive look at a behind-the-scenes featurette from the extras on the upcoming disc. This clip features Elizabeth Keenan (Set Decorator) David Crank (Production Designer) Hilton Clay Peres (Location Manager) Gail Mutrux p.g.a. (Producer) Gregory Goodman p.g.a. (Producer) Tom Hanks “Captain Kidd”) and shows how Paul achieved his vision of making the film look like a documentary by using monochromatic color schemes. Each town has a different feel; description of the towns.

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Embark on an adventure of epic scope and sweeping scale through the merciless terrain of the West in News of the World, available to own for the first time on Digital March 9, 2021 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 23, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the best-selling novel by National Book Award Finalist Paulette Jiles and starring Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, News of the World is a classic true-grit Western towering piece of moviemaking reuniting Hanks with BAFTA Award-winning and Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass for the first time since Academy Award-nominated Captain Phillips.

Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, the critically acclaimed and Rotten Tomatoes “Certified Fresh” film is available to own for the first time featuring exclusive bonus content, including deleted scenes, feature commentary with co-writer/director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips, Bourne Franchise), an inside look into the relationship between movie veteran Tom Hanks and newcomer Golden Globe-nominee Helena Zengel and much more.

Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl (Helena Zengel – Systems Crasher, Die Tochter) taken in by the Kiowa people and raised as one of their own. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place they can call home in an extraordinarily moving visually stunning film.

  • News of the World Bonus Features on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital:
  • PARTNERS: TOM HANKS & HELENA ZENGEL – Witness the successful (and very fun) working relationship of movie veteran Tom Hanks and newcomer Helena Zengel.
  • WESTERN ACTION – Explore the creation of NEWS OF THE WORLD’s most exciting and challenging scenes.
  • PAUL GREENGRASS MAKES NEWS OF THE WORLD – A look at how director Paul Greengrass assembled the very best filmmaking team to realize a lifelong ambition of making a western.
  • THE KIOWA – Filmmakers explain why the authentic representation of the Kiowa was so important to them.
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