Greyhound sequel starring Tom Hanks confirmed for Apple TV+

A sequel to the Tom Hanks featuring WWII drama, doggy style, is now set to release on Apple TV+, a report from Deadline confirms. the doggy style the follow-up is part of a new, exclusive, multi-year deal signed between Apple Original Films and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone, which will not only see Greyhound 2 will take shape, but will also include “series, documentaries and unscripted projects” that Apple will develop and add to its growing list.

Released on Apple TV+ in July 2020, doggy style follows Oscar winner Tom Hanks as US Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause, who is tasked with leading an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, was pursued by German U-boats, and even though this was Krause’s first war mission, he found himself embroiled in what would become the longest, largest and longest naval battle. most complex in history: the battle. of the Atlantic.

Directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, who also wrote the screenplay, doggy style is based on the 1955 novel “The Good Shepherd” by CS Forester, and co-stars Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, Elisabeth Shue, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Karl Glusman, Tom Brittney, Matt Helm and Thomas Kretschmann alongside Hanks.

doggy style received positive reviews from critics, who praised the World War II thriller’s action sequences and pacing (as well as criticizing the finely drawn characters), with the film currently sitting at an impressive 78% on Rotten Tomatoes. doggy style quickly became the most-watched film on the Apple TV+ service, before being picked up later by another Tom Hanks-led release, the post-apocalyptic survival flick, Bullfinch.

Tom Hanks was initially heartbroken that Greyhound went straight to streaming


doggy style was originally slated for a traditional theatrical release, with Sony Pictures Releasing originally intending to release the film on the big screen everywhere in June 2020. Of course, thanks to the pandemic, those plans had to be altered, with doggy style eventually sent straight to streaming on Apple TV+.

This decision to skip theaters had been “absolutely heartbreaking” for Tom Hanks, with the actor adding at the time that; “I don’t mean to anger my lords at Apple, but there is a difference in picture and sound quality. Fortunately, these obvious differences did not affect these aspects of doggy style too badly, with the WWII film receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Sound as the 93rd Academy Awards.

It seems that, despite his initial apprehension about the move to streaming, Tom Hanks is now on board, at least in part, and it will be interesting to see what other projects the actor and Playtone are developing for the streaming service alongside the doggy style after.

The first one doggy style is now available to stream on Apple TV+. Tom Hanks has several big projects in the works, including that of Baz Luhrmann Elvis biopic in which he will play the role of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager; The live-action remake of Robert Zemeckis Pinocchio in which he will play the role of Geppetto; and Wes Anderson Asteroid City, which will see Hanks star alongside a great cast including Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Margot Robbie, Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, and more.

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Greyhound sequel starring Tom Hanks confirmed for Apple TV+