Shock, Tom Hanks’ WWII Movie Greyhound Is Heading To Streaming


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Tom Hanks as Ernest Krause in Greyhound

After memorable roles set in World Battle II like 1998’s Saving Personal Ryan and 2015’s Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks has been set to return to the period for Greyhound this summer season. In an surprising transfer from Sony Photos, the studio has set the movie on track for the streaming excessive seas as an alternative of pushing its deliberate June theatrical date again.

Within the Greyhound public sale bid, Apple TV+ gained out the battleship drama for a large $70 million deal, per Deadline. The high-profile film Tom Hanks wrote and stars in will premiere on the streaming web site in over 100 international locations for Apple TV+’s greatest transfer but. A date has not but been set for Greyhound’s debut. It was initially set to come back out in mid-June, simply in time for Father’s Day outings.

The film follows the true story of Ernest Krause, the first-time commander of a Navy destroyer who should lead 37 Allied ships in the course of the Battle of the Atlantic in protection in opposition to German U-boats. Greyhound is directed by Get Low’s Aaron Schneider and primarily based on a 1955 C.S. Forester novel known as The Good Shepherd. The film is Hanks’ third function he has starred in and written after 1996’s That Factor You Do! and 2011’s Larry Crowne. Try the Greyhound trailer beneath:

Apple TV+ launched again in November with early originals such because the Golden-Globe nominated The Morning Present and Dickinson starring Hailee Steinfeld. The streaming platform is investing $6 billion in unique content material and had already surpassed Hulu and Disney+ in subscribers in early 2020. Apple is definitely trying to attract extra eyeballs on its service with the acquisition of its first main studio movie.

The platform just lately made bids for smaller movies from early 2020’s Sundance Movie Pageant and is backing Sofia Coppola’s subsequent collaboration with Invoice Murray for On The Rocks, additionally starring Rashida Jones, Jenny Slate and Marlon Wayans. Apple TV+ just lately discovered success with its present Defending Jacob starring Chris Evans and debuted a film with Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson known as The Banker.

Since film theaters closed again in March, the vast majority of movies on the calendar have been pushed again or delayed. Just a few exceptions have been moved to streaming together with Trolls World Tour, final week’s straight-to-VOD launch of Scoob! and the approaching debut of Artemis Fowl on Disney+. Paramount’s The Lovebirds is premiering on Netflix as an alternative of theaters this Friday.

Tom Hanks has just lately been an particularly huge title within the public eye since he and his spouse Rita Wilson had been the primary main names to check constructive for COVID-19. After catching the virus whereas on the set of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic over in Australia, the couple remoted abroad earlier than safely recovering and returning to their dwelling in Los Angeles.

Keep tuned right here on CinemaBlend for extra updates on Greyhound’s launch date and different streaming titles.

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