As An Actor, Tom Hanks Seeks A Story

Tom Hanks as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd in News of the World, co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass.

In his new movie, News of the World, Tom Hanks goes back to the 1800s, playing a Civil War veteran who embarks on a perilous journey to reunite a young girl with her family. It’s a story based on a best-selling novel, and that’s something which appealed to Hanks, who told us he always appreciates good storytelling when he’s considering a role. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Hanks)

News of the World opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

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