Greyhound, the new World War II movie starring Tom Hanks, was originally slated to hit theaters in March of last year. But it got pushed to January 2020, then moved back to May, and then bumped to June. Ultimately, the movie never hit theaters at all, because Apple swooped in, purchased the distribution rights, and decided to debut it directly on the AppleTV+ streaming service. The movie will be available for subscribers to stream in just a few days, but it sounds like Hanks – who also produced Greyhound and wrote the screenplay – has some conflicted feelings about that. Read More »
Tom Hanks’ obsession with quiet, persistent heroism first became truly evident with Apollo 13. That 1995 film is a thrilling piece of real-life drama, in which there are no real villains and heroism is embodied by good, honorable men doing good, honorable work, both in outer space and on the ground. There’s not a lot of flash or flamboyance in the film, nor in subsequent history-driven miniseries and films either starring or overseen by Hanks, from Band of Brothers to Saving Private Ryan. But the height of quiet, unassuming heroism is best typified by the events depicted in Greyhound. This new war drama aspires to be peak Dad Movie, yet winds up like a History Channel movie with a big-name lead.
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Update: According to The Wrap, Greyhound is now set to hit the high seas on AppleTV+ beginning on July 10, 2020. Our original story from May 19, 2020 can be read below.
Tom Hanks‘ World War II drama Greyhound is heading straight to streaming on Apple TV+. The much-delayed Sony drama — originally set to open in theaters in March 2019, before getting pushed to January 2019, then to May 8, 2020 and finally to June 12, 2020 — will now forego theaters entirely and steer right to streaming waters, making its premiere on Apple TV+ as the platform’s biggest feature film debut yet.
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Did you know there’s a new war movie starring Tom Hanks headed our way? It’s called Greyhound, and Hanks both wrote and stars in the film, which has America’s favorite actor playing a US Navy Commander during World War II. The film is an adaptation of a 1955 novel called The Good Shepherd – which is a title this movie probably couldn’t use since Robert De Niro’s 2006 CIA movie already took it. Watch the Greyhound trailer below.
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