Greyhound (film)

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Directed byAaron Schneider
Produced by
Screenplay byTom Hanks
Based onThe Good Shepherd
by C. S. Forester
Music byBlake Neely
CinematographyShelly Johnson
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing[1]
Release date
May 8, 2020 (United States)
CountryUnited States
Budget$50.3 million[2]

Greyhound is an upcoming war film directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, who also serves as writer and producer.[3] It is based on The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester. The film also stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham and Rob Morgan, and follows a Navy commander in the early days of World War II, as he tries to lead his Destroyer past a group of German U-boats. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 8, 2020.


During the early days of the United States' involvement in World War II, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Commander Ernest Krause, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of German U-boats.[4] The film focuses on Krause, a career officer who was finally given command of a Navy destroyer Greyhound. Unlike the prototypical hero, he must battle his own self-doubts and personal demons to prove he belongs alongside the conflict with the enemy.[5]



It was announced in September 2016 that Tom Hanks was writing a screenplay about a World War II Navy destroyer. Hanks would also star in the film.[6] In February 2017, Aaron Schneider was brought on to direct, and Sony Pictures acquired the distribution rights.[7]

Pre-production photography took place in January 2018 at sea on board HMCS Montréal, a frigate of the Royal Canadian Navy. In March 2018, Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue, Rob Morgan, Karl Glusman, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo were cast, and filming had commenced in Louisiana,[8][9][10] including aboard the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge.[11][12]


Greyhound was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on March 22, 2019, but in January 2019 was pushed back to May 8, 2020.[13]


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  8. ^ Busch, Anita (2018-03-07). "'The Irishman's' Stephen Graham Joins Tom Hanks' WWII Film 'Greyhound'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  9. ^ "Elisabeth Shue, Rob Morgan Join Tom Hanks' World War II Drama 'Greyhound'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (2018-03-29). "Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Joins Tom Hanks' WWII Drama 'Greyhound'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  11. ^ "Tom Hank's Greyhound movie set on USS Kidd". Mechtraveller. 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  12. ^ "USS Kidd back open, seeing benefits from movie production". WBRZ. 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  13. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 25, 2019). "'Morbius' & 'Ghostbusters' Solidify Summer 2020 Release Dates". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 25, 2019.

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