Tom Hanks WWII Film 'Greyhound' To Stream On Apple TV+ After Bidding War
Greyhound, the new Tom Hanks WWII movie, was acquired by Apple for a hefty sum after a bidding war. Get the new details on streaming the highly anticipated film here.
Greyhound had projected to be a highlight of this summer's new movie releases. The war genre film, which was scheduled for a June 12 premiere, stars Tom Hanks as a US Navy Commander during WWII.
But with theatres closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the film will now instead head directly to streaming.
And, after a heated bidding war, Greyhound will make its debut on Apple TV+ in the near future.
Greyhound: Tom Hanks' new WWII movie heads to Apple TV+
Deadline first reported the news of Apple's acquisition of Greyhound. It's one of the first major studio releases of the summer to head to a streamer rather than go the route of a rescheduled premiere.
Apple paid up for the movie, also. Amid a bidding war with other big streamers, they secured Greyhound's exclusive Apple TV+ release for around $70 million.
A release date for the film on Apple TV+ isn't yet known, but it's thought that the streamer will want to capitalize quickly on current trends in lockdown viewing.
Popular leading man Tom Hanks stars in Greyhound as a US Navy Commander aboard a warship during the Battle of the Atlantic in WWII. Hanks also wrote the screenplay for the film.
You can watch the trailer for Greyhound below. (It's already added a "coming soon to Apple TV+" note!)