Sextou with news from Apple TV +! The service streaming of videos from Apple premiered the film today “Greyhound: Na Mira do Enimigo” (“Greyhound: Battle of the Atlantic”) starring (and co-produced) by Tom Hanks.
This week, the Cupertino giant released a promotional video in which Hanks details the story behind the plot – including some of the background to the Battle of the Atlantic that the film explores.
“Greyhound” it shows Tom Hanks as George Krause, a Navy officer who commands the Destroyer during the Battle of the Atlantic. Krause battles his own personal doubts and demons while leading a convoy of Allied ships against German submarines.
The Sony film was originally planned to be released in theaters, but the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic changed the course of the project. Apple then acquired the exclusive rights to streaming for $ 70 million last May – leaving Hanks, say, a little disappointed.
In addition to “Greyhound: Na Mira do Inimigo”, the musical series was also released today on Apple TV + “Little Voice” and the documentary miniseries “Greatness Code”.
Tom Hanks denies dissatisfaction with Apple TV +
As we said, the American actor / director gave some statements suggesting a possible dissatisfaction with the launch of the feature film service. streaming instead of in theaters. This would be due to differences in image and sound quality between big screens and remote playback – which is undeniable, in fact.
Recently, however, Hanks clarified his comments, saying he was, in reality, “thrilled that Apple TV + has enabled everyone to watch the production”.
Apart from that [a diferença de qualidade], Apple saved the day. We produced a magnificent film that would not be seen. Apple is a service of streaming benevolent in all aspects.
Hanks also said that the closing of cinemas, due to the pandemic, is “heartbreaking” and compared the story of the film with the very backstage of the production, praising Apple’s participation once again:
It was a magnificent deal [o acordo com a Apple] and we will be able to fill the screens of the living rooms and armchairs of the houses of the world at once, so we feel as if we have been rescued at sea by a train with a big Apple logo with a bite.
It is possible to check the complete interview with the actor on the NBC.
“The Morning Show” nominated for the TCA Awards
The series “The Morning Show”, from Apple TV +, continues to bear good fruit for Apple. Earlier this year, the production was nominated for several awards in the category, such as SAG Awards, Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
Now, production has been nominated for yet another award: the TCA Awards, presented by the Television Critics Association. The series is competing in the “Best New Program” category (“Outstanding New Program”).
The winners will be announced at the end of September, according to TCA.
Quvenzhané Wallis on “Swagger”
The first signs of the series “Swagger”, Apple TV + drama based on the life and youth experiences of the basketball star Kevin Durant, emerged last October. This year, we reported on the replacement of the main actor of the production and, now, the information is that the series will have one more talent: the actress Quvenzhané Wallis (“Indomitable Dreamer”), nominated for an Oscar.
Wallis will act alongside O’Shea Jackson (“Godzilla II: King of the Monsters”) as Crystal, a young and brilliant basketball player. The information is deadline.
Wallis won an Oscar nomination for Best Actress at the age of 9 for her debut performance in “Indomável Sonhadora” (2012). She also starred as the main character in remake from Sony’s “Annie” (with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz), and appeared in the Oscar-winning film “12 Years of Slavery”.
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