New Tom Hanks film headed to Apple TV+

Greyhound was originally scheduled for a cinematic release this June.

Apple TV+ has purchased the rights to Tom Hanks’ new WW2 drama Greyhound

The film, which was written by and stars the two time Academy Award winner, was set for release in cinemas this summer before the coronavirus outbreak resulted in lockdowns across the world.

It follows US Navy Captain Ernest Krause (Hanks) as he attempts to lead an allied convoy across the Atlantic ocean out of range of the Airforce's protection while being pursued by Nazi U-boats. 

A release date has yet to be confirmed for the film which was directed by Aaron Schneider and also stars Stephen Graham and Elisabeth Shue. 

This purchase, which is rumoured to have cost around $70 million, is a major score for Apple TV+ who are also looking to add older films and TV shows to their growing library of originals. 

Greyhound joins a host of other films including animated children's comedy Scoob, the recording of Broadway hit Hamilton and Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island which have moved from a theatrical to a VOD release. 

Viewers can subscribe to Apple TV+ now for £4.99 a month by either through the app or heading to their website.

Source: The Verge 

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