Tom Hanks’ upcoming war film Greyhound won’t be hitting theaters because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, Apple TV+ nabbed the upcoming movie for its streaming service.
And Greyhound will release on July 10, according to Variety. This marks the first major film Apple TV+ will have on its service that wasn’t produced as original content, as Greyhound was originally going to release theatrically in June.
Inspired by a true story, Greyhound follows Commander Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks), a naval skipper captain, as he joins other allied boats in a battle with German U-boats during World War II. This is the third feature-length film Hanks has written. In 2011, he penned Larry Crowne, and in 1996, he directed, wrote, and starred in That Thing You Do. Greyhound also stars Elisabeth Shue (Adventures in Babysitting), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (6 Underground), and Karl Glusman (Devs).
Apple TV+ launched in November 2019, with little fanfare. The streaming service was initially made up entirely of original content, but Apple has since started attempting to fill out its catalog, ponying up $25 million for a Billie Eilish documentary set to air sometime later this year.
There are a few bright spots on Apple TV+ at this time, like the game developer comedy series Mythic Quest, which recently got greenlit for Season 2 and had a perfect quarantine episode.
And while you wait for Greyhound to come out, consider listening to GameSpot’s weekly TV series and movies-focused podcast, You Should Be Watching. With new episodes premiering every Wednesday, you can watch a video version of the podcast over on GameSpot Universe or listen to audio versions on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts.