Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for the World War II drama Greyhound, as a US Navy skipper must cross Nazi infested waters.
Tom Hanks who wrote and stars in Greyhound as Commander Ernest Krause, a US Navy Captain who must lead a convoy of Allied ships through Nazi U-boat-infested waters across the North Atlantic to the front lines.
Greyhound is based on the 1955 nautical war novel The Good Shepherd written by C. S. Forester. In the novel Commander Krause is the captain of the fictional US Navy Mahan-class destroyer USS Keeling. Krause in his first wartime mission must escort and protect an Atlantic convoy in the Battle of the Atlantic in early 1942.
The novel tells Krause’s story in third person from Krause’s point of view as he fights his ship, detailing his mood swings from intense and focused excitement to his resulting fatigue, depression, self-doubt, self-perceived inferiority and inexperience to the other captains under his command troubles him. The novel also shows the problems of the early radar and the poor communications between the fleet and Admiralty using High frequency Radio.
Tom Hanks is of course no stranger to the World War II genre, writing one episode and serving as an executive producer for Band of Brothers in 2001. Hanks also starred as Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan (1998) directed by Steven Spielberg.
Screenplay written by Tom Hanks inspired by actual events, Greyhound comes to theaters on June 12, 2020
Cast: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, Elisabeth Shue
Official Synopsis Greyhound:
The only thing more dangerous than the front lines was the fight to get there. In the early days of WWII, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) in his first command of a U.S. destroyer, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.