Tom Hanks' new streaming World War II movie Greyhound is coming to Apple TV+ from July 10

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From Digital Spy

Tom Hanks' new WWII drama Greyhound is coming to Apple TV+ next month.

The upcoming movie stars Hanks, who adapted the script himself from C.S. Forester's novel The Good Shepherd.

Having originally been slated for a theatrical release, Greyhound will now be available to stream on Apple TV+ from July 10.

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An official synopsis for the movie reads: "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 [Hanks], crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by a wolfpack of German U-boats."

Greyhound was originally scheduled for release on May 8. It was then pushed back to June 12, before being indefinitely delayed.

Uncertainty over the coronavirus cinema closures, however, prompted Sony to release the film on streaming.

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Other Sony Pictures titles that have also moved to streaming include comedy An American Pickle and Charm City Kings, although both of those have gone to HBO Max.

The likes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the comic book adaptation Morbius will still be released in cinemas, but have been pushed back from this summer to next spring.

The good news for Greyhound making the switch to streaming is that fans will now get to see Hanks in action much earlier than expected.

In addition to Hanks, Greyhound also stars Elisabeth Shue, Rob Morgan and Line of Duty's Stephen Graham. It's directed by Get Low's Aaron Schneider.

Greyhound will be available on Apple TV+ from July 10.

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