Elisabeth Shue, Rob Morgan Join Tom Hanks in “Greyhound”


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Actors  and have been cast in Tom Hanks’ WWII film , along with Stephen Graham. Besides starring in the film, Hanks also wrote the movie, adapted from CS Forester’s novel The Good ShepherdGet Low director Aaron Schneider is helming the film with Sony Pictures co-financing and distributing the film.

The film takes place during the early days of WWII when a convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Hanks’ Captain Ernest Krause in his first command of a U.S. destroyer, crosses the North Atlantic while being pursued by Nazi U-boats.

So this is not only Hanks’ return to WWII but also his return to being a ship’s captain after 2013’s Captain Phillips, also for Sony Pictures.

Greyhound is produced by Hanks with Playtone’s Gary Goetzman. FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder, Playtone’s Steven Shareshian and David Coatsworth serve as exec. .FilmNation sold the worldwide rights to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, who is financing the film with Bron , Sycamore Pictures and  Zhengfu Pictures. Filming has already begun in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

should be well known to anyone who has been watching movies since the ’80s, having starred early in her career in classic ’80s films The Karate Kid and Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail with Tom Cruise, and the Back to the Future sequels. In 1995, she starred in Mike Figgis’ film Leaving Las Vegas, for which she was nominated for an Oscar and Nicolas Cage won an Oscar. Shue is represented by .

Repped by , and should also be known by anyone who watches , because he was one of the stars of Dee Rees’ Mudbound but also played the role of Turk on Marvel’s Daredevil and also appeared in a single episode of Season 2 of Jessica Jones, which just premiered on Thursday. He also could be seen in S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 last year as well as many other films.  I can also attest, having spent time chatting with Morgan at one of Mudbound’s premieres, that he’s a super-nice guy as well as a talented actor who we should keep an eye on.

| East Coast Editor


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