Apple TV+ has bought worldwide rights from Sony Pictures to the Tom Hanks World War II drama Greyhound which was previously set for a cinema release.
The $70m film is set in the early days of World War II as an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Hanks’ Capt. Ernest Krause, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi submarines. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue also co-star.
Sony had previously scheduled Greyhound to be theatrically released in the US on June 12 but the release was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The screenplay is adapted by Hanks, who was himself suffering from coronavirus during a recent visit to Australia. He later recovered, with wife Rita Wilson.
The streaming service did not disclose when it will release Greyhound.