With cinemas around the world shuttered or operating with vastly reduced capacity, Tom Hanks’s latest movie Greyhound is going to air on Apple TV+. It was a big coup for the streaming service, but the star himself doesn’t seem all that thrilled about the situation.

Tom Hanks in Apple TV+ ‘Witness Protection’

Mr. Hanks, who produced, wrote and stars in the film, had worked on the project for around a decade. It was “an absolute heartbreak” to not release the finished product into theaters, he told The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman. “I don’t mean to make angry my Apple overlords, but there is a difference in picture and sound quality.”

In what can be assumed to be a more light-hearted comment, he also said that “the cruel whipmasters at Apple” had made him conduct the video interview in front of a blank wall. The star of Apollo 13, Captain Phillips joked that he was in “a witness protection programme. But here I am, bowing to the needs of Apple TV.”

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John Kheit

Oddly he seemed perfectly happy taking their money. Hypocrisy much.

Lee Dronick

I can understand his disappointment, a movie like this is best on a big screen and a high quality sound system. That being said, we are in difficult times and sacrifices need to be made.
 
As some of you may know I am retired from the US Navy and am anxious to see this movie.
 
Yesterday my wife and I were shopping in Costco and I noticed that really big screen TVs are getting reasonable in price. It was tempting.

Lee Dronick