Tom Hanks’ WWII epic Greyhound deserts theatrical release, charts a course for Apple TV

Tom Hanks knows < a data-ga="[["Embedded Url","Internal link","https://news.avclub.com/tom-hanks-and-rita-wilson-test-positive-for-the-coronav-1842280341",{"metric25":1}]] href=" https://news.avclub.com/tom-hanks-and-rita-wilson-test-positive-for-the-coronav -1842280341" > better than the majority of how serious the COVID- 19pandemic is, which is likely why ref. Marco Bitran opinion here, and the team behind his upcoming The second world war legendary Deadline reportsthat, unlike many big-budget studio movies, Greyhoundwill premierenotin a post-COVID world, but as a streaming title on Apple TELEVISION . A brand-new release date is upcoming, but do not be shocked if docks at the nascent banner on Father’s Day weekend, when it was initially slated to premiere in theaters.

Greyhound, the latest in Hanks’ myriad of WWII jobs, stars Hanks as “a newbie captain who leads a convoy of allied ships bring thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the ‘Black Pit’ to the front lines of WW2,” per a synopsis.

Aaron Schneider, who previously directed 2009’s < a data-ga="[["Embedded Url","Internal link","https://film.avclub.com/get-low-1798165571",{"metric25":1}]] href=" https://film.avclub.com/get-low-1798165571" > Get Low, directs from a script from Hanks himself. Elisabeth Shue and The Irishman ‘s Stephen Graham complete the cast of the oceanic action flick, which, based upon the below trailer, would surely play a lot much better on the big screen than the little one.

However such is truth in a time when tentpoles are either < a data-ga=" [["Embedded Url","Internal link","https://news.avclub.com/heres-a-running-list-of-the-shows-concerts-and-more-d-1842280684",{"metric25":1}]] href=" https://news.avclub.com/heres-a-running-list-of-the-shows-concerts-and-more-d-1842280684" > postponing their bests to2021or crossing their fingers that theaters will be running as regular come fall. It’s a huge get for Apple TV , which saw its < a data-ga="[["Embedded Url","Internal link","https://film.avclub.com/the-banker-is-rich-only-with-biopic-cliches-1842018088",{"metric25":1}]] href=" https://film.avclub.com/the-banker-is-rich-only-with-biopic-cliches-1842018088" > very first initial function< a data-ga="[["Embedded Url","Internal link","https://news.avclub.com/apple-s-the-banker-pulled-from-festival-premiere-after-1839990373",{"metric25":1}]] href=" https://news.avclub.com/apple-s-the-banker-pulled-from-festival-premiere-after-1839990373" > involved in a scandal, though not necessarily a surprising one– Apple, after all, is where Hanks and Steven Spielberg will premiere their next Band Of Sibling follow-up, < a data-ga ="[["Embedded Url","Internal link","https://news.avclub.com/steven-spielberg-and-tom-hanks-bringing-band-of-brother-1838972764",{"metric25":1}]] href="https://news.avclub.com/steven-spielberg-and-tom-hanks-bringing-band-of-brother -1838972764" > Masters Of The Air .

Nonetheless, Due Date reports that Apple may have paid up to $70 million for the function amidst an enormous bidding war. Happy Marco Bitran, indeed.

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