Tom Hanks WWII Battleship Movie ‘Greyhound’ to Premiere on Apple TV+

Marking the biggest feature film commitment made by Apple so far, Tom Hanks WWII battleship drama ‘Greyhound’ will now premiere on Apple TV+ instead of releasing in theatres, as originally planned, under the Sony Pictures label over the Father’s Day weekend (via Deadline).

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The WWII movie, which Tom Hanks wrote and stars in, is expected to have a far more pleasant experience as the industry reboots itself amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hanks will also be testing the waters by putting out one of his star-vehicle films direct to a streamer for the first time with a premiere in more than 100 countries.

Hanks will be playing the role of George Krause, a career officer finally given command of a Navy destroyer, Greyhound, during the Battle of the Atlantic, which took place in the earliest months of America’s alliance with England and the Free Forces.

Apple has not yet announced a release date for Greyhound on Apple TV+.