Today, Apple announced “Greyhound,” an inspiring, action-packed film starring and written by Tom Hanks, will be releasing on Apple TV+ on July 10th. Apple landed the worldwide rights to the film from Sony Pictures/Stage Six Films, following COVID-19 theater closures.
Tom Hanks stars as a longtime Navy veteran who, as a first-time captain, is tasked with protecting a convoy of 37 ships carrying thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies across the treacherous waters of the Atlantic during World War II. For five days with no air cover, the captain and his small force of three escort ships must make their way through an area of the ocean known as “the Black Pit,” battling Nazi U-boats while protecting their invaluable ships and soldiers. “Greyhound” is inspired by events during the Battle of the Atlantic, which took place in the earliest months of America’s alliance with Great Britain and the Allied Forces. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue star alongside Hanks. “Greyhound” was written by Tom Hanks, directed by Aaron Schneider and produced by Gary Goetzman.Apple
The film will join a growing offering of acclaimed films on Apple TV+ including the upcoming “Dads,” “On The Rocks,” “Lone Star,” “Boys State,” and critically acclaimed films now streaming, including “Beastie Boys Story,” “The Banker” and “Hala.”
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Plus, everyone on your Family Sharing plan gets it too. And, anyone who buys a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac gets 1 year free. If you recently purchased one of those devices, you might want to check in the Apple TV app to claim the offer before it expires.
Personally, I’ve found almost everything I’ve watched on Apple TV+ to be really good, and I expect this to be no different. I’ll definitely be checking this one out.