[06/11/20 - 12:22 PM] Video: "Greyhound" - Trailer - Apple TV+ Inspired by real events, Captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) leads an international convoy of 37 ships on a treacherous mission across The Atlantic to deliver thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies to Allied forces.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple to premiere the feature film "Greyhound," starring Tom Hanks, setting sail globally on July 10
Highly anticipated film to debut exclusively on Apple TV+
Apple today unveiled that "Greyhound," an inspiring, action-packed film starring and written by Tom Hanks, will make its global debut to audiences in over 100 countries on July 10, exclusively on Apple TV+.
Tom Hanks stars as a longtime Navy veteran who, as a first-time captain, is tasked with protecting a convoy of 37 ships carrying thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies across the treacherous waters of the Atlantic during World War II. For five days with no air cover, the captain and his small force of three escort ships must make their way through an area of the ocean known as "the Black Pit," battling Nazi U-boats while protecting their invaluable ships and soldiers. "Greyhound" is inspired by events during the Battle of the Atlantic, which took place in the earliest months of America's alliance with Great Britain and the Allied Forces. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue star alongside Hanks. "Greyhound" was written by Tom Hanks, directed by Aaron Schneider and produced by Gary Goetzman.
Apple landed the worldwide rights to "Greyhound," a Playtone Production from Sony Pictures/Stage Six Films, following COVID-19 theater closures. "Greyhound" marks the second partnership with Playtone and Apple, following a straight-to-series order for the sweeping drama series "Masters of the Air," executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. The upcoming international limited series is the first project green-lit by Apple with Apple serving as the studio.
"Greyhound" is based on the novel "The Good Shepherd" by C.S. Forester.
The film will join a growing offering of acclaimed films on Apple TV+ including the upcoming documentary "Dads," directed by Bryce Dallas Howard; "On The Rocks," starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones and directed by Sofia Coppola; official 2020 Sundance Selection and SXSW Louis Black "Lone Star" Award recipient "Boys State"; and critically acclaimed films now streaming, including "Beastie Boys Story," "The Banker" and "Hala."
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