News of the World Was Released Internationally on Netflix

Director Paul Greengrass reunites with Tom Hanks for the first time since their 2013’s Captain Phillips with a western drama, set five years after the end of the American Civil War. The new movie is based on a best-selling novel by Paulette Jiles and has the same name – News of the World.

Director Paul Greengrass (left) and Tom Hanks (right)

News of the World — Summary & Plot

Capitan Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) is a veteran of three wars, and five years after the end of the Civil War, he is constantly on the road. The captain moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents, queens, devastating catastrophes, glorious feuds, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe.

The News of the World hero crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. The girl was forced to live with her biological aunt and uncle, but here comes Captain Kidd, agreeing to deliver Johanna where the law says she belongs. The duo is challenged by both human and natural forces while searching for a place they can both call home.

Tom Hanks as Captain Kid & Helena Zengel as Johanna

Official Releases & Cast Details

News of the World was released for US viewers toward the end of 2020 and internationally on Wednesday, 10th February 2021. It was a long-expected premiere for many as the last time Hanks and Greengrass worked together, there were multiple Oscar nominations.

News of the World poster

While reading Paulette Giles’s novel, Tom Hanks was fascinated by Captain Kidd’s doings and recognized his dream. Having such an early connection with his character is surely bringing expectations high when it comes to actor play.

As for the rest of the News of the World cast, this is one of Helena Zengel’s first major roles, while supporting roles are played by Bill Camp (The Queen’s Gambit), Michael Covino (The Climb), and Thomas Francis Murphy (The Walking Dead).

Did You See Lizzo’s Iconic Butterfly Afro?

Her music video with Cardi B is definitely Lizzo’s big beauty moment. With the skinny golden brows, angular eye makeup, and mindblowing nail art, she definitely rocks the Rumors video. However, did you know that even before she released that clip she had her majestic moment in the first week of August? She just shared her look from the special event on her Instagram – and fans are going crazy.

What Was so Special About the Look?

Lizzo took to Instagram to share a very cute GIf of herself – and everything about it is drool-worthy. In the gif, she first looks off the camera and then faces the camera to give a heartfelt laugh. While her glowing skin can arouse envy in any person – what catches the attention is her mindblowing Afro. The look is a sweet reminder of the 70s Afros – however, Lizzos afro was shorter in length. But the volume and softness of the hair made up the look iconic. She donned four real-looking butterfly clips – which made up a tiara-like crown. It was clearly one of the most iconic natural hair looks spotted by her. She had worn that look for Dove’s “My Hair, My Crown” event.

Lizzo Wasn’t Always Comfortable With Her Natural Hair

Growing up Lizzo always believed that certain hair textures are beautiful than others – and was always insecure about her natural hair. She shared how she felt the need to hide that part of herself. It took her a long time to accept her natural hair, but now she feels beautiful and flaunts it proudly. In her interview with Allure she confessed how she used to lock her hair away – but recently found the confidence to flaunt it. She said “You can’t thrive when you’re locked up like that. So now I’ll be like, let me take this style out and let me take this wig off and let her breathe. Let her expand.” She also added that while she will always have fun experimenting with different styles of hair – she no longer feels the need to hide her natural texture.