Tom Hanks-headlined News Of The World launching on Netflix in the UK

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It looks like director Paul Greengrass and star Tom Hanks’ second collaboration, following 2013’s Captain Philips, will be heading directly to Netflix here in the UK.

It seems that the soon-to-release News Of The World, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass, will be making its bow on Netflix in all territories but the United States.

Universal, according to Deadline, is brokering a deal with the streaming platform to ensure that the current spate of cinema shutdowns across Europe and the world won’t prevent the latest collaboration between Hanks and Greengrass from being seen.

In the US of course, Universal has inked a historical deal with AMC cinemas resulting in a shortened theatrical window. As such, the film will launch there on PVoD just a couple of weeks after its theatrical release, whilst remaining in US cinemas too. Here in the UK, we’ll be getting the film via Netflix, which was also the home for Greengrass’ last film, the powerful and uncompromising drama 22 July.

The plot of News Of The World sees Hanks play ‘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 along the way.’

You can expect to see it arrive on Netflix around Christmas time, in line with the US release. In the meantime, in case you haven’t seen it already, here’s the trailer below.

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