Tom Hanks wrote and stars in Greyhound, a feature film about World War II debuting Friday on Apple TV+. In a new video, the beloved actor talks about the real-life story it depicts: the challenges of Allied ships crossing the Atlantic infested with Nazi submarines.
Watch Hanks’ inside look at his upcoming film now:
Greyhound is WWII drama for Apple TV+
Hanks has been called Hollywood’s top history buff, so it’s no surprise he penned a movie set during the mid-20th century. The Cult of Mac review of Greyhound calls it “old-school, flag-waving thrills.”
Apple’s own synopsis says, “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.”
The movie debuts Friday, July 10, exclusively on Apple’s streaming video service. It requires a $4.99 monthly subscription, but anyone who recently bought a new Apple device can enjoy the streaming service free for a year. There are currently more than 30 shows or movies available or coming soon.
Greyhound was originally going to appear in theaters, but the COVID-19 pandemic made that impossible. Hanks said Tuesday that Apple TV+ “saved the day” by buying the rights.