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The 2020 drama film News of the world caused quite a buzz when it was released. The film stars Hollywood A-lister Tom Hanks in the lead role alongside newcomer Helena Zengel. The grim story of the film follows a Civil War veteran who must return a young girl who was taken in by Native Americans as a baby. After the movie was released on December 25, 2020, many movie fanatics in theaters across America were eagerly awaiting the release of Netflix. However, the film was released on the streaming giant in other international territories, but not in the US. Find out why news from the world isn’t on Netflix.
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Why is News of the World not on Netflix?
At the time of writing, Tom Hanks’s new movie is not on Netflix US. A message in Whats’ on Netflix shows that the reason for the film’s lack on Netflix US is that the streaming service has bought the rights to distribute the film outside the US. Meanwhile, Universal Pictures still holds distribution rights in the US. So far one News of the world The release date for the US has not been announced by Netflix.
Is News of the World free on Netflix?
In the US, fans can rent the movie online from digital stories such as Google Play and Amazon Prime video store. News of the world was released on Christmas Day, followed by a VOD release on January 15 in the US. The film has been streaming internationally since February 10.
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News of the world: the starting point
News of the world tells the story of Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd played by Tom Hanks. Kidd, a former Confederate soldier who now makes a living traveling from town to town reading the newspaper to the locals. On one of his travels, Kidd meets an abandoned young girl. He is eventually tasked with returning her to her surviving relatives. The duo begins their journey at odds with each other, but they soon form an unlikely bond. Here’s the movie’s cast list according to IMDb.
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News of the World cast
- Tom Hanks as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd
- Helena Zengel as Johanna Leonberger / Cicada
- Fred Hechinger as John Calley
- Neil Sandilands as Wilhelm Leonberger
- Thomas Francis Murphy as Merritt Farley
- Michael Covino as Almay
- Ray McKinnon as Simon Boudlin
- Mare Winningham as Doris Boudlin
- Elizabeth Marvel as Ella Gannett
- Chukwudi Iwuji as Charles Edgefield
- Bill Camp as Willie Branholme
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