Tom Hanks is set to star in Greyhound. The 60-year-old actor has written the script for the upcoming World War II movie and is said to be keen to appear in the motion picture, which will be directed by Aaron Schneider.
According to Deadline, Gary Goetzman will produce the project, which tells the story of a career officer who is given control of a Navy destroyer called Greyhound. Not only does the character have to deal with his enemies, he also has a battle against his own personal self-doubt.
FilmNation is in discussions with Playtone Pictures about financing the movie, which has a budget of around $35 million.
In Hanks’ latest movie, Clint Eastwood’s Sully, Hanks stars as Captain Chesley Sullenberger. The film tells the story of pilot Sullenberger’s ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in 2009 and its aftermath. Sully shot to number one in its first weekend with a $35.5 million, making it the fifth best opening in September.
We’ll keep you posted as additional news on Greyhound surfaces!