News of the World is an upcoming American western drama film co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass, based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles. The film stars Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel.
It is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2020, by Universal Pictures.
News of the World is directed by Greengrass (the Bourne films, United 93) from his screenplay with Luke Davies (Lion), based on the National Book Award finalist and best-selling novel by Paulette Jiles.
The film is produced by Gary Goetzman (Mamma Mia! franchise, Greyhound), Gail Mutrux (The Danish Girl, Donnie Brasco) and Gregory Goodman (22 July, 8 Mile).
The executive producers are Steven Shareshian and Tore Schmidt. The film’s music is by eight-time Academy Award® nominee James Newton Howard.