Tom Hanks is back in World War II, but this time he’ll be fighting by sea rather than by land. And rather than the action exploding on the big screen, now it will stream straight to the small.
Originally, Sony Pictures had slated Greyhound for a Father’s Day weekend release in June. But now, in the wake of theatrical closings due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Sony opted to sell the movie to another distributor.
Following a bidding war, Apple TV Plus became Greyhound‘s new home where it will launch straight-to-streaming and play exclusively.
Apple did not disclose a premiere date.
Inspired by actual events and based on the novel “The Good Shepherd” by C. S. Forester (The African Queen), Greyhound follows the perilous journey of an Allied convoy of naval ships as they are pursued in the North Atlantic by Nazi U-Boat submarines known as wolf packs.
Hanks stars as the Captain who leads the Allies in the fight. Making the film even more intriguing is that Hanks not only stars but he also wrote the screenplay.
Directed by Aaron Schneider (a cinematographer-turned-director), Greyhound looks to be a throwback war picture from the Golden Age of Hollywood, but rendered on a modern VFX scale.
Co-starring Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue, the debut date of Greyhound on Apple TV Plus is pending.
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