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.

Inspired by real events, Captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) leads an international convoy of 37 ships on a treacherous mission across The Atlantic.

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

 It was “an absolute heartbreak” to not release the finished product into theaters, he toldThe Guardian’s Hadley Freeman. “I don’t mean to make angry my Apple overlords, but there is a difference in picture and sound quality.”
 
The headline made it sound like he was angry at Apple. Was he forced into this deal, other than taking monetary loss with the cinemas being closed? How about:
 
Tom Hanks is disappointed that Greyhound is not premiering in theaters

bbh

This site, and every other site reporting on this “story” is using the same mis leading “clickbait”. Despicable. He clearly is not pissed at Apple, he is reasonably lamenting that it is not (yet…) being released to the “Big Screen” in theaters.

Lee Dronick

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