Tom Hanks is no stranger to war and World War Two especially. The last time we saw him in a war setting was attempting to save Private Ryan. 22 years later he back at war this time on the Atlantic sea with Greyhound.
Today Sony Pictures Releasing have released the UK Trailer for the film. Hanks plays a first time captain whose first mission is their last hope!
Based on the novel “The Good Shepherd” by C.S. Forester. Hanks plays captain Ernest Krause whose first mission is the heart of North Atlantic. His Destroyer must lead the allied ships through an Nazi U-Boat waters to give them a chance to win the war.
The trailer itself showcases the action, which isn’t heavy duty Emmerich CGI. More believable and one your dad will probably really dig. Greyhound looks like a big proper Summer movie. It doesn’t try to be fancy, just a straightforward movie, doesn’t pretend to be anything different.
In a thrilling story inspired by actual events, from a screenplay by and starring Tom Hanks, a first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” in the Atlantic to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war. The film is directed by Aaron Schneider.
The film also stars Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue. This is also Tom Hanks first screenplay credit since Larry Crowne with Aaron Schneider directing.
Greyhound will be released in the UK and Ireland from 26th June (previews on Fathers Day 21st June).