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Tom Hanks fights Nazi submarines in the first trailer for ‘Greyhound’

Sony Pictures has released the action-packed first trailer for the forthcoming new war drama Greyhound.

The film, directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, is based on the 1955 novel The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester.

Hanks, who also serves as the screenwriter on the project, plays the role of a US Navy Commander on his first war-time assignment in command of a multi-national escort group. “U.S. Navy Commander Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II,” the official film synopsis reads.

It continues: “His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause’s first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history: The Battle of the Atlantic.”

According to a press release, a large section of the principal photography for the film was shot aboard the USS Kidd, a World War II-era Fletcher-class destroyer museum ship in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The project, starring the likes of Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, Elisabeth Shue, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Karl Glusman and more, is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2020.

See the full trailer, above.