Sony Pictures has announced that principal photography has begun on the WWII dramatic thriller Greyhound, starring and written by Tom Hanks.
The film is based on C.S. Forester’s novel “The Good Shepherd.” Aaron Schneider (Get Low) is directing.
Elisabeth Shue (Battle Of The Sexes), Rob Morgan (Mudbound) and Stephen Graham (The Irishman) also star in the film.
In the early days of WWII, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (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.
The film is being produced by Playtone’s Gary Goetzman and Hanks. FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder, Playtone’s Steven Shareshian, and David Coatsworth serve as Executive Producers.
FilmNation sold worldwide rights to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), which is financing in association with Bron Creative, Sycamore Pictures, and Zhengfu Pictures.
Sony’s Steve Bersch said, “All of us at Sony are thrilled to join Playtone and FilmNation aboard the Greyhound. Tom Hanks has crafted a unique and compelling look at life aboard a destroyer in the early, uncertain days of WWII and we look forward to helping bring this story to the world.”
Greyhound will film on location in Baton Rouge and will be released by Sony Pictures.