NEWS Of The World is the latest high-profile Western movie to hit Netflix.
The touching movie has left viewers wondering whether Captain Kidd did actually exist in real life. We’ve got the answers…
Is Netflix’s News of the World based on a true story?
No, News of the World is not strictly based on historical events.
Whilst News of the World is not based on a true story, the film is based on Paulette Jiles’s 2016 novel of the same name.
The novel is entirely fictional but the protagonist, Captain Kidd, was loosely based on an ancestor of one of the author’s friends, Wayne Chisholm.
In the film, we see Kidd roaming across the West reading newspapers aloud to earn his keep.
Jiles told the Texas Monthly: “[Chisholm’s] great-great-grandfather was Aloysius Cornelius…
— to www.thesun.co.uk