Greyhound went through a tumultuous period ahead of its release. Sony Pictures planned to release it in theaters, but that idea was stymied by the COVID-19 pandemic that shut cinema chains worldwide. Instead, Sony auctioned the rights and Apple TV+ was the surprise winner. By acquiring Greyhound, Apple showed it was willing to spend big to compete with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming majors.

Apple TV+ also partnered with Hanks (and Steven Spielberg) on the WW II series Masters of the Air. Other projects coming to the $4.99 per month service soon include Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones, the Spike Jonze doc Beastie Boys Story and Defending Jacob with Chris Evans.

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