By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
The highly anticipated feature “Greyhound,” starring Palisadian and icon Tom Hanks, is set to stream its worldwide premiere exclusively on AppleTV+ July 10.
AppleTV+ bought worldwide rights from Sony Pictures, following a bidding war for the movie, according to a report in Variety. Originally the film was set for theatrical release on Father’s Day in June.
The local Oscar-winner Hanks, 63, is never one to shy away from a challenge. Hanks is credited with both writing the screenplay and starring in this thriller set in World War II.
The movie, inspired by real life events, is named after a battleship of the same name. The feature is based on the 1955 novel, “The Good Shepherd,” by C.S. Forester.
In the feature role, Hanks as Captain Ernest Krause plays an inexperienced U.S. Navy captain, who early in World War II, must lead an international convoy of 37 ships on a treacherous mission across the Atlantic in an effort to bring much-needed supplies to thousands of soldiers.
Nazi U-boat wolfpacks (the navy of Nazi Germany) attack the convoy, as Krause chases down the attacking submarines during the early stages of the Battle of the Atlantic.
“The only thing more dangerous than the frontlines was the fight to get there,” reads the tagline.
Aaron Schneider (“Get Low”) directs the picture. Co-stars include Elisabeth Shue (“Leaving Las Vegas”), Rob Morgan (“Mudbound”) and Stephen Graham (“Boardwalk Empire.”)
Hanks has previously acted in other war films, such as “Saving Private Ryan” and “A League of Their Own.”
Earlier this year, Hanks won the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award for his illustrious career spanning more than 30 years as an actor, writer, producer and director.
Also in 2020, Hanks, and his wife Rita Wilson announced they contracted COVID-19 during a trip to Australia while Hanks took on a role in an Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann—they have since recovered and returned to Los Angeles.
The Apple Original Film is rated PG-13 for war-related violence and brief strong language. It has a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes.
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