Tom Hanks stars in the upcoming WWII film Greyhound, which he also wrote the screenplay for.
The first official trailer has arrived for the film, telling the true story of how captain Ernest Kraus (Hanks), leading an international convoy of 37 Allied ships during his first command of a U.S. destroyer, attempted to cross the treacherous North Atlantic while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.
It’s an exciting trailer, showcasing some solid effects, what sounds like an incredible true story, and with always-reliable Hanks at the forefront. It’s the second feature for director Aaron Schneider, going a much different route than his first film: 2009 Robert Duvall and Bill Murray drama/dry comedy Get Low. This is Hanks’ third feature screenplay credit; he previously co-wrote Larry Crowne with Nia Vardalos and penned his film directorial debut, 1996’s That Thing You Do!.
Greyhound, also starring Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, Elisabeth Shue and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, among others, will arrive in Australia on May 7 and hits U.S. cinemas on June 12.