HOT 4K NEWS
UNIVERSAL PICTURES Home Entertainment will release writer/director Paul Greengrass’ powerful western “News of the World” on 4K Ultra HD on March 23.
Based on the best-selling novel by National Book Award Finalist Paulette Jiles and stars Oscar winner actor Tom Hanks who reunites with Greengrass for the first time since “Captain Phillips” (2013).
The story picks up five years after the Civil War, as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) 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) 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.
“News of the World” has received high praise from critics and audiences with a nearly 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s also expected to receive a number of Academy Award nominations and a possible Best Picture nod on March 15.
Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel
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.
FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR PAUL GREENGRASS
Video: 2.39:1 aspect ratio - 4K mastering from the 4.5K ARRIRAW digital cameras, but no details on HDR toning.
Audio: (English Eight-channel Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)