Greyhound (film)

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Directed byAaron Schneider
Produced byGary Goetzman
Tom Hanks
Screenplay byTom Hanks
Based onThe Good Shepherd
by C. S. Forester
StarringTom Hanks
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Elisabeth Shue
Stephen Graham
Rob Morgan
CinematographyShelly Johnson
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing[1]
Release date
  • March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
CountryUnited 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 will be released on March 22, 2019.[2][3]


During World War II, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Commander Ernest Krause, cross the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of German U-boats.



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.[4] In February 2017, Aaron Schneider was brought on to direct, and Sony Pictures acquired the distribution rights.[5]

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,[6][7][8] including aboard the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge.[9][10]


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  2. ^ McNary, Dave (April 5, 2018). "Tom Hanks' War Drama 'Greyhound,' 'Grudge' Reboot Set for 2019 Release". Variety. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Tom Hanks' WWII Drama 'Greyhound' Moves to Spring 2019". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  4. ^ "Tom Hanks Is The Captain Now (Of A WW2 Destroyer In 'Greyhound')". The Playlist. 2016-09-09. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (2017-02-10). "Sony Pictures In World Rights Deal For Tom Hanks WWII Drama 'Greyhound'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  6. ^ Busch, Anita (2018-03-07). "'The Irishman's' Stephen Graham Joins Tom Hanks' WWII Film 'Greyhound'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  7. ^ "Elisabeth Shue, Rob Morgan Join Tom Hanks' World War II Drama 'Greyhound'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (2018-03-29). "Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Joins Tom Hanks' WWII Drama 'Greyhound'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  9. ^ "Tom Hank's Greyhound movie set on USS Kidd". Mechtraveller. 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  10. ^ "USS Kidd back open, seeing benefits from movie production". WBRZ. 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2018-07-12.

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