Tom Hanks stars as a World War II naval captain leading a fleet of destroyers against a swarm of hidden German U-boats in the first trailer for Greyhound, an upcoming war movie with a screenplay written by Hanks.
“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,” says the film’s synopsis.
Based on author C.M. Forester’s 1955 novel The Good Shepherd and inspired by true events, Greyhound was penned by Hanks, a longtime WWII buff who previously served as director, producer, and screenwriter of the renowned HBO WWII miniseries Band of Brothers.
The trailer blends tense footage of the Battle of the Atlantic with scenes from Hanks’ character’s civilian life, including interactions with his wife, played by Elisabeth Shue. Greyhound also stars Stephen Graham, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Rob Morgan and more.
Greyhound, which opens June 12, marks Hanks’ third time writing a feature film, following 1996’s That Thing You Do! and 2011’s Larry Crowne.