What you need to know
- Apple has won a major movie deal for its streaming service.
- The Tom Hanks WWII battleship drama Greyhound will premiere on Apple TV+.
- The deal was worth around $70 million, according to Deadline.
Apple has been making a ton of high-profile moves to beef up its efforts for its Apple TV+ streaming service since its launch in the fall of 2020, but this latest might be the company's biggest get yet. Reported by Deadline, the WWII battleship drama Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, will premiere exclusively on Apple TV+.
According to the report, the film was originally slotted for a May 8th release in theaters but was then pushed back to Father's Day weekend because of the pandemic. That date also became impossible due to COVID-19.
Once Sony realized that the film was not going to see a release in theaters for the foreseeable future, they began shopping it around for a streaming release. Apple has apparently won that battle in a deal worth around $70 million.
It is currently unclear when the film will debut on Apple TV+, but we can imagine a release date in the immediate future.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.