Tom Hanks’s WWII drama ‘Greyhound’ to premiere on Apple TV Plus in July

Los Angeles, Jun 12 (PTI) World War II drama “Greyhound”, starring Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks, will debut on streaming platform Apple TV Plus on July 10.

“Greyhound” was slated to be released theatrically by Sony Pictures, but the uncertainty over the COVID-19 theatre closures lead to a worldwide rights deal with Apple, reported IndieWire.

Hanks has penned the screenplay of “Greyhound”, which is based on C S Forester’s 1955 novel “The Good Shepherd”.

The film, directed by Aaron Schneider, also features Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue.

Set in the early days of World War II, the story follows an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Captain Ernest Krause (Hanks), as it crosses North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi Uis -boats.

The film is produced by Gary Goetzman.

“Greyhound” is the latest to join the list of films, which were originally slated for a theatrical release, but opted for a digital debut after the coronavirus pandemic resulted in most movie theatres remaining closed across the globe.

“Scoob,” “Trolls World Tour,” “The King of Staten Island,” “The Lovebirds,” “Artemis Fowl,” “My Spy” and “Bad Trip” all these titles have had a digital premiere. PTI SHD SHD