May 19, 2020

Tom Hanks WWII Drama ‘Greyhound’ Is Moving To AppleTV+

Greyhound starring Tom Hanks, is headed to AppleTV+. The movie was picked up by the streaming service in a competitive bid from Sony Pictures.

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Greyhound is set in the early days of WWII, the film is based on C.S. Forester’s novel The Good Shepherd, which follows Capt. Ernest Krause (Hanks) as he leads an international convoy of 37 Allied ships in his first command on a U.S. destroyer. The group crosses the treacherous ocean as they are pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.

Tom Hanks’ Playtone Production from Sony Pictures/Stage Six Films was behind the movie, which was written by Tom Hanks and directed by Aaron Schneider. Greyhound will mark the biggest movie release to date for Apple, whose features have included the Sundance film Hala and period pic The Banker, another upcoming movie for AppleTV+ include Sofia Coppola’s film On the Rocks.