Tom Hanks Western, News of the World, Gets Home Entertainment Release Details

(from left) Johanna Leonberger (Helena Zengel) and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) in News of the World, co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass.

Universal has announced the release date and bonus feature details for the Tom Hanks starring Western film, News of the World.

If you missed out on News of the World when it initially released around Christmas time last year, or simply want to own it for yourself, your chance is coming later this month. Universal has announced the film will launching digitally on March 9th, with the physical 4K UHD/Blu-Ray release on March 23, 2021.

Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips, Saving Private Ryan) 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” (Washington Post) and “visually stunning film” (Associated Press).


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.

Will you be picking up News of the World in 4K later this month?

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