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Tom Hanks Heartbroken ‘Greyhound’ Moved From Big Screen to Apple TV Plus

Fern Siegel

Oscar winner Tom Hanks wrote, produced and stars in “Greyhound.” The action picture focuses on the Battle of the Atlantic, which began when the U.S. joined with England and other European nations to fight the Nazis.

Hanks wrote his film, adapted from C.S. Forester’s “The Good Shepherd,” for a big screen release this June. COVID-19 put an end to those plans, as theaters closed nationwide. But he freely admits he’s upset his WWII drama will stream on the small screen July 10 via Apple TV+.

He told the Guardian the switch was “an absolute heartbreak. I don’t mean to make angry my Apple overlords, but there is a difference in picture and sound quality.”

Hanks wrote two other films — “That Thing You Do!” and “Larry Crowne” — but “Greyhound” was a labor of love that took almost 10 years to complete.

Per Apple: “Inspired by real events, Captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) leads an international convoy of 37 ships on a treacherous mission across the Atlantic to deliver thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies to Allied forces.”

Hanks, who came to national attention in TV’s “Bosom Buddies,” has starred in countless films, including “Saving Private Ryan,” “A League of Their Own” and “Forrest Gump.” His recent Oscar nomination was for “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

Hanks is joined in the “Greyhound” cast by Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue.

‘Greyhound’ Trailer

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