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 in July, 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 theatre 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.