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Tom Hanks Makes His Return To War Movies In Greyhound Trailer

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Tom Hanks Makes His Return To War Movies In Greyhound Trailer

It's been some time since Saving Private Ryan was released (22 years to be exact) but now Tom Hanks will finally be returning to war in the eagerly-anticipated film, Greyhound. You can watch the trailer now:

Greyhound is based on the 1955 novel The Good Shepherd and as well as starring in it - as Lieutenant Commander Ernest Krause - Hanks has also served as screenwriter.

The film, which is set to be released on 12 June 2020, follows an international convoy of 37 Allied ships as they cross the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of German U-boats during World War II.

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Navy Capt. Krause is entrusted with his first command (which seems to come as a shock to the rest of the crew) of a US destroyer, with the code name: Greyhound.

This will be Navy Capt. Ernest Krause's first command of a US destroyer. Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment
This will be Navy Capt. Ernest Krause's first command of a US destroyer. Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment

As well as Hanks, the movie will star Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue, Lee Norris, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Karl Glusman.

The film is 'based on actual events' although the characters themselves and the ship are all fictional. However, according to Uproxx, the filming did take place on an actual warship - the USS Kidd.

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Aaron Schneider is directing from Hanks' script and Gary Goetzman has produced the film which was shot in Louisiana, US.

Excited fans were quick to tweet about the upcoming film, with one writing: "I actually LOVE @tomhanks. He's a national treasure and he's not even British! Excited for this. Not sure I can handle Top Gun Maverick and this in the same month. #Greyhound".

Another added: "If you're looking for an actual war movie, you gotta see this movie ... Tom Hanks didn't come here to play. Greyhound June 12".

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A third commented: "Wow Tom Hanks WW2 film looks really good. I've always loved submarine films, an Stephen Graham is in it!"

Sony pushed the release date for the war epic back by a month - from 8 May to 12 June - but, according to studio insiders that spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, the move had nothing to do with concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, tom hanks

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