Helena Zengel Joins Tom Hanks in NEWS OF THE WORLD

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Helena Zengel Joins Tom Hanks in NEWS OF THE WORLD

Variety reports that newcomer child actor Helena Zengel will star opposite Tom Hanks in Paul Greengrass' upcoming "News of the World."

"News of the World" is based on the best-selling 2016 novel by Paulette Jiles, which is set in the days following the Civil War. It is about that unlikely friendship between Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), an early precursor to today's newscasters, and the 10-year-old girl (Zengel) he is tasked with bringing to her relatives.

Zengel starred in Nora Fingscheidt's "System Crasher," which will represent Germany in this year's Oscars' best international feature film category.

Tom Hanks made his professional stage debut portraying Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Cleveland, OH. He performed in that company for three seasons. Moving to New York City in 1978, he performed with the Riverside Shakespeare Company. His numerous film credits include Splash, Forrest Gump (for which he won an Oscar), Philadelphia (for which he also won an Oscar), Sleepless in Seattle, That Thing You Do! (which he also wrote and directed), Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Charlie Wilson's War and Cloud Atlas. For television, his credits include the multiple award-winning series "From the Earth to the Moon," "Band of Brothers," "John Adams," "The Pacific" and "Game Change."

Read the original story on Variety.

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