American war film-director Aaron Schneider is back with his new exciting action drama “Greyhound” starring Tom Hanks. In 2016, during September it was announced that Tom was writing a new screenplay about a World War II Navy. The new movie “Greyhound” is based on the novel in the year 1955 “The Good Shepherd” which was written by Forester. Hanks can be seen in the role of Captain Ernest Krause which shows great American velour and heroism in the actor’s work.
- Tom Hanks as Captain Ernest Krause, who commands the allied convoy
- Stephen Graham as Charlie Cole
- Rob Morgan as George Cleveland
- Elisabeth Shue as Evelyn
- Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Lopez
- Karl Glusman as Eppstein
- Tom Brittney as Lieutenant Watson
The storyboard of the “Greyhound” follows a US Navy Commander named as Captain Ernest Krause. Krause is an inexperienced commander with his un-presuming and leadership qualities. On his first mission in 1942, Krause had to command a convoy which had already crossed North Atlantic. He has to get a convoy of 37 allied ships to reach their destination safely while defending them from a wolf-pack — Nazi submarine.
The film mainly focuses on Krause who had finally given the command of a destroyer. The commander has the responsibility to fight against the cold, relentless night, brutal sea while giving command to all others.
“Greyhound” was originally scheduled to be released on 22 March 2020 in the United States by Sony Pictures which was later changed to 12 June 2020.
But the release got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rights were then sold to Apple TV+ which released the film digitally, on 10 July 2020. Greyhound received positive re-views from critics, and highlighted the effective use of the 90-minute runtime.
In an interview, Hanks said the change of the release plans of the movie was “an absolute heartbreak”. Though nothing has changed the in picture and sound quality of the movie, only difference is in watching movie in theaters vs. watching movie at home or on a laptop.