Paul Greengrass in Talks to Direct Tom Hanks in ‘News of the World’

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A “Captain Phillips” reunion is in the making, with director Paul Greengrass in talks to reunite with star Tom Hanks for “News of the World.”
The adaptation of Paulette Jiles’ novel “News of the World” comes from screenwriter Luke Davies (“Lion”).
Hanks will play a widowed news reader in the the aftermath of the Civil War. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels from town to town announcing the news of the day to illiterate locals. Then, he’s offered money to take an orphaned 10-year-old girl to her family in San Antonio, 400 miles away. Forming an unlikely friendship, they must face harsh trials and dangerous terrain together.
Greengrass and Hanks collaborated on 2013’s “Captain Phillips,” the based-on-a-true-story hostage drama that received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
The director’s last project was the crime drama “22 July.” Hanks can next be heard in “Toy Story 4” this June.

Captain PhillipsPG-13October 11th, 201383metacriticBased on 48 Critics

In April 2009, the U.S. containership Maersk Alabama sails toward its destination on a day that seems like any other. Suddenly, Somali pirates race toward the vessel, climb aboard and take everyone hostage. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), looks to protect his crew from the hostile invaders, and their leader, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). The pirates are after millions of dollars, and Phillips must use his wits to make sure everyone survives and returns home safely. Read More

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