Berlin: Sony in Talks to Acquire Tom Hanks' World War II Drama 'Greyhound'

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Hanks wrote the script based on the C.S. Forester novel 'The Good Shepherd.'

Sony is in talks to acquire worldwide rights for the Tom Hanks starrer Greyhound.

The script for the $40 million feature was written by Hanks based on the C.S. Forester novel The Good Shepherd. The Captain Phillips actor will star, and set himself back to sea in the film: The story centers on the commanding officer of the Navy destroyer Greyhound during World War II.

Aaron Schneider (Get Low) is directing while Hanks and his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman will produce.

Sources say the deal is not yet closed. Sony previously released Hanks starrers Captain Phillips and Inferno.

The film, in preproduction, is being fully financed by FilmNation, and sold by FilmNation and CAA, which packaged, arranged financing and handled the sale.