The trailer for Tom Hanks’ newest film is right here, and it seems like what you get for those who combined Captain Phillips with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. The film’s known as Greyhound and it’s about boats, submarines, and the second World Battle. It’s additionally written by and stars Tom Hanks. In different phrases, it may be probably the most dadcore film ever made.
Greyhound — which is, like all nice dad-movies, impressed by a precise occasions — follows captain Ernest Krause, performed by Tom Hanks, on his first day accountable for a U.S. destroyer within the early days of World Battle II. Whereas the boat is on patrol, it’s ambushed by a pack of Nazi U-boats. From there, all naval-hell breaks free, waves crash into boats, torpedoes are fired, and Tom Hanks makes that worried-but-brave face that he’s so good at.
This isn’t the primary time Hanks has written a film he’s starred in, but it surely’s been some time. The final time was 2011’s Larry Crowne, a misbegotten romcom which Hanks additionally directed, but it surely seems like he’s giving himself slightly bit extra to do right here. The truth is, it kind of seems like he was jealous of Kenneth Branagh’s scene-chewing Commander in Dunkirk, and determined to provide himself an entire film to play that half, which truthfully sounds nice.
It’s additionally value noting that that is Hanks’ first return to World Battle II since 1998’s Saving Non-public Ryan — until you depend his narration within the mini-series The Pacific, which we don’t.
Talking of Dunkirk, Greyhound appears to be the most recent in a string of films about naval operations within the second World Battle. After Dunkirk’s immense field workplace success in 2017, there was final 12 months’s Halfway, a fine-enough film that nearly nobody below the age of 50 noticed, however nonetheless managed to make nearly $60 million on the home field workplace.
With warfare motion pictures discovering that sort of success, Hanks throwing himself into the combination ought to be field workplace catnip for dads who wish to go to the flicks this summer time. Greyhound is ready to make it to theaters later this 12 months on June 12.