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Tom Hanks’ ‘Greyhound’ movie to premiere on Apple TV+

Greyhound, the WWII battleship drama written by and starring Tom Hanks, is set to premiere on Apple’s streaming television service Apple TV+ instead of debuting in theaters as originally planned, reports Deadline.

The film was set to launch on Father’s Day weekend, but that plans got canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most folks figured it would be re-slated for a later premiere in theaters. However, Deadline says The picture was quietly shopped in stealthy fashion in a bidding war between various streamings services Apple won by forking out US$70 million, its biggest feature commitment yet.

The movie is set early in World War II when an inexperienced U.S. Navy captain (Hanks) must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolfpacks. It’s based on a novel by C.S. Forester.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.