We might be just getting back to normality, but some pieces have still had to be moved around the board for this year’s cinema releases, and one that took a hit fairly early on was Tom Hanks’ Greyhound. Initially set for the big screen, Apple TV+ quickly dove in and nabbed the WWII drama to appear on its streaming service. Now we have a date for the film, and it’s only a little later than expected.
Those that have signed up for the most powerful fruit on the planets answer to Netlfix can expect to catch the Greyhound on July 10. Almost a whole month later than scheduled for its initial release, Greyhound is based on the novel, ‘The Good Shepherd’ by C.S. Forester. Set during the Second World War, Hanks plays Commander Ernest Krause, a Navy officer on his first war assignment that has him in charge of a vessel and its crew just as America has entered the war. His nerves are tested when Krause’s convoy is attacked by enemy submarines forcing him into a trial by fire that could cost hundreds of lives.
The film is directed by Aaron Schneider, who is at the helm of his second feature following Get Low in 2009. Greyhound also looks to boast an impressive cast, with Hanks coming aboard along with Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham and Rob Morgan. Give the trailer a look above deck (at the top) and see if Greyhound is one worth catching.