Initially slated for launch by Sony subsequent month, Apple has picked up a WWII navy drama starring Tom Hanks known as Greyhound that may stream on the corporate’s TV+ service. The film that Hanks wrote was initially scheduled for theatrical launch subsequent month by Sony photos on Father’s Day weekend within the US. As an alternative, the movie will debut on TV+. There’s no phrase from Apple but about when Greyhound will turn out to be out there to its subscribers.

Based on Deadline, which broke the story:

For Apple, that is additional indication the corporate is changing into a serious participant in options, as this marks its largest image dedication. The Apple TV+ slate consists of Beastie Boys Story, the docus Dads from director Bryce Dallas Howard and the Sundance acquisition Boys State in addition to On the Rocks starring Invoice Murray, Rashida Jones and directed by Sofia Coppola. Streaming now could be 2019 Sundance Movie Pageant picks Hala and The Elephant Queen. The service additionally premiered the George Nolfi-directed The Banker, which stars Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson and Nia Lengthy.

With the COVID-19 pandemic closing film theaters worldwide, film studios have launched many smaller-budget movies straight to video streaming companies. Nonetheless, these films have primarily appeared on a number of streaming companies concurrently. Greyhound is exclusive as a result of it’s a big-budget movie that includes an enormous big-name actor, which can be out there to TV+ subscribers solely.

With the financial pressures going through the film studios, video streaming is poised to play an excellent bigger function within the business. By choosing up Greyhound, Apple has made it clear that it intends to play a number one function within the movie business’s evolving future.