Tom Hanks WWII Film 'Greyhound' to Premiere on Apple TV+ [Updated]

"Greyhound," a WWII battleship drama written by and starring Tom Hanks, is set to premiere on Apple's streaming television service Apple TV+, reports Deadline.

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The movie was originally meant to be released in theaters on Father's Day by Sony Pictures, and will mark the biggest film release on ‌Apple TV+‌ to date. There was a major bidding battle between streamers for the rights to the film, and Apple may have paid close to $70 million.

Apple has not yet set a release date for the film, but Deadline says that it could be coming soon. It will be the first time a major Tom Hanks movie has been released on a streaming service rather than in theaters, and the ‌Apple TV+‌ release is due to the ongoing global health crisis and its impact on theatrical release calendars.

Many movie theaters in the United States remain closed at this time, which has caused film studios to push back many release dates.

In "Greyhound," Hanks plays George Krause, a career officer given command of a Navy destroyer Greyhound during the Battle of the Atlantic. Krause fights his own self doubts and personal demons along with the enemy to prove that he belongs in command.

‌Apple TV+‌ has few films at the current time, offering up "The Banker," "Hala," and "The Elephant Queen," but there are additional movies on the horizon, including "On the Rocks" starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones.

Update: According to CNBC, Apple paid Sony $70 million for 15 years of streaming rights to the film. Sony retains the right to distribute the movie in China, where it could see a theatrical release. The deal was approved by Hanks, as this is the first time that one of his movies has gone straight to streaming.

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Top Rated Comments

Doctor Q Avatar
53 months ago
How unusual! Tom Hanks playing a man who overcomes obstacles to become a hero!
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ar40 Avatar
53 months ago
O.M.G.

this is huge!! I love Tom Hanks and I love War movies!! I bet this is what those earlier reports were about - that Apple is looking into buying the rights to standalone movies and shows, it could mean upcoming shows from third party studios and indies.

I can’t wait! I bet this releases on Father’s day with the Dads doc. Tom is America’s Dad (in our hearts) after all.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfacts Avatar
53 months ago
The trailer

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anthogag Avatar
53 months ago
Apple could also show the new Bond film.

...and anything else that can’t be shown in theatres.
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Herrpod Avatar
53 months ago
That is a huge get for Apple. I hope they continue to do stuff like this.
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Doctor Q Avatar
53 months ago

Unless Apple buys MGM there’s no way thats happening. Bond is a Billion dollar movie and needs to show in theaters internationally.
Even if they somehow made a deal with MGM, I'd still wait to see Bond 25 in a theatre, despite watching other films and series at home. Some movies deserve the big theater experience, even if you have to wait.
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