Academy Award Winner, Tom Hanks will collaborate with director Paul Greengrass once more for the upcoming drama, News of the World. Both men last team for the real-life drama, Captain Philips, which garnered six Oscar nominations.
News of the World is based on the historical fiction novel by Paulette Jiles and will be based on a Civil War veteran who travels from town to town reading news to illiterate kids. The story will then centre on his unenviable task of delivering a young orphan from Texas to her relatives in San Antonio.
Hanks was last seen starring in Steven Spielberg’s The Post whereas Greengrass delivered the thrilling real-life drama that was 22 July for Netflix. Variety has reported that both men are currently in final stages of negotiations for News of the World, which currently does not have a release date pencilled in as yet.