|Directed by||Aaron Schneider|
|Screenplay by||Tom Hanks|
|Based on||The Good Shepherd|
by C. S. Forester
|Music by||Blake Neely|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|May 8, 2020 (United States)|
Greyhound is an upcoming war film directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, who also serves as writer and producer. 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. 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.
- Tom Hanks as Commander Ernest Krause, USN
- Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
- Stephen Graham
- Elisabeth Shue as Eva Krause
- Rob Morgan
- Karl Glusman
- Tom Brittney
- Joseph Poliquin
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. In February 2017, Aaron Schneider was brought on to direct, and Sony Pictures acquired the distribution rights.
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, including aboard the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge.
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.
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