Apple acquired the rights to the feature film because the coronavirus pandemic hampered its display in theaters. Today, Cupertino’s crew revealed the release date: July 10, 2020. So you’ll only have to wait a month to enjoy the next film by the acclaimed actor.
Originally it was Sony Pictures who owned the rights to theatrical distribution. In fact, several streaming video platforms tried to acquire the film, and Apple won the bid. According to sources close to the negotiation, the technology company paid about 70 million dollars for Greyhound.
“These are the early days of U.S. involvement in World War II. An international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Commander Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks), crosses the North Atlantic while submarines from the German side are lying in wait. While facing the enemy, Krause must fight his personal demons to be an effective leader of the Allied side,” the synopsis states.
The cast includes Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, Elisabeth Shue, Karl Glusman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Lee Norris, Devin Druid and Tom Brittney, among others. Greyhound was directed by Aaron Schneider, who previously appeared in productions such as Get Low and Two Soldiers. The adapted script was Hanks’ own responsibility, since the film is based on C.S. Forester’s The Good Shepherd. Finally, Gary Goetzman was the producer.
Please note that Apple TV+ is available on multiple devices: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac. TVs with support for the Apple TV app will also have no problem enjoying Greyhound. You can watch their trailer below.