As Sully prepares to take flight in theaters this weekend, star Tom Hanks is putting together his latest project, GREYHOUND, a World War II drama which Hanks wrote himself. Aaron Schneider is attached to direct the film, which Hanks will produce through his Playtone shingle with partner Gary Goetzman.
Hanks would portray a naval officer in World War II who must prove himself when he is given command of a destroyer named Greyhound. Hanks previously played a boat captain in Captain Phillips, for which he earned a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination.
Greyhound would be the first film since 2011’s Larry Crowne for which Hanks wrote the screenplay. His other previous writing credits include That Thing You Do! and the upcoming sci-fi family adventure flick, Major Matt Mason.
Schneider has a lengthy list of credits as a DP and 2nd Unit Director but has only directed two feature films, 2007’s Two Soldiers and 2010’s Get Low.
Hanks is currently in the midst of a press tour for his Clint Eastwood-directed biopic Sully, which opens wide this weekend. He’ll soon be seen in the Da Vinci Code sequel Inferno and the adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel The Circle.
Hanks and Schneider are both repped by CAA.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor
This news was first reported by Deadline.