Tom Hanks enters dangerous seas in his World War II drama “Greyhound.”
Hanks’ Navy officer Commander Ernest Krause leads the destroyer USS Keeling (code-named Greyhound), escorting vital troops and supplies to England through the infamously dangerous section of the North Atlantic while battling wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.
“Greyhound” (streaming Friday on Apple TV+) states onscreen that’s “inspired by actual events,” with Hanks adapting the screenplay from C.S. Forester’s 1955 novel, “The Good Shepherd.” Director Aaron Schneider says it was crucial to continue Hanks’ streak of realistic World War II dramas following his starring role in “Saving Private Ryan” (Hanks also wrote and produced “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” mini-series.)
“Tom has history of telling great war stories that also maintain a respectful level of accuracy, which is a way of honoring the service,” says Schneider. “I wasn’t going to be the one that screwed that up.”
Here’s what “Greyhound” gets right (and wrong).