Tom Hanks As A Nazi-Fighting Warship Captain? Sign Us All The Way Up



Good lord, you want to talk about things that get me gassed all the way the fuck up? America’s Dad Tom Hanks playing some epic patriotic-as-Bud-Light war hero nautically windmill dunking on the Nazi bastards comes in near the top of that list. And it looks like that’s exactly what Greyhound is going to be when it hits theaters this June.

The release of the trailer isn’t all good news, though, as it was announced that Sony is delaying the release of the film from Friday, May 8 to Friday, June 12. However, unlike No Time To DieThe Hollywood Reporter states that studio insiders say “the move had nothing to do with concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.”

Based on C.S. Forester’s novel The Good Shepherd, Greyhound follows Ernest Krause, who leads an international convoy of ships across the North Atlantic Ocean as they are being pursued by German Nazi U-boats.

This obviously marks Hanks’ second time as a sea captain, as he previously starred as Richard Phillips in 2014’s Captain Phillips, which was nominated for six Academy Awards, including g Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor. While Hanks was not nominated for his role as Phillips, he is coming off a Best Supporting Actor nom for his portrayal of Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.

Greyhound — which is directed by Aaron Schneider and stars Tom Hanks, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, and Rob Morgan — is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, June 12. In addition to starring in Greyhound, Hanks is also credited as the film’s lone screenwriter.


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