Tom Hanks is taking a “Greyhound” to AppleTV Plus.
Hanks’s next movie was supposed to be released by Sony Pictures today. But last month Sony threw in the towel and sold global rights to “Greyhound” to Apple’s streaming service.
Hanks wrote the script to the World War II movie based on C.S. Forester’s novel “The Good Shepherd.” Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue co-star with Hanks in the film directed by Aaron Schneider.
“Greyhound” is just the latest big feature to bypass theaters and head straight into the world of streaming platforms. Today we’re getting Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” and Judd Apatow’s “The King of Staten Island,” as well as Disney’s “Artemis Fowl.”
And there will be more, soon. The filmed stage musical “Hamilton”– which is not a feature film, but the Broadway musical filmed before the original cast left– is coming to Disney Plus on July 3rd.
So far, all of these movies are probably better suited to this platform rather than gamble on theatrical release. So the fact that theaters are closed right now may turn out to be a good thing.