Tom Hanks' World War II Movie 'Greyhound' Sails From 2019 Into 2020

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Sony also set 2020 release dates for its upcoming 'Ghostbusters' reboot and 'Morbius.'

Sony Pictures is moving the release date of Greyhound, its upcoming World War II film starring Tom Hanks, from 2019 into 2020.

The film, which Hanks also wrote and is producing, is being directed by Aaron Schneider. In the pic, Hanks stars as Commander Ernest Krause of the U.S. Navy, who led an international convoy of ships across the North Atlantic. Previously set to bow March 22 of this year, Greyhound is now scheduled for release on May 8, 2020.

The only movie currently scheduled to open on that date is MGM’s comedy Legally Blonde 3, although a new Marvel film is expected to bow the previous weekend.

Sony is also making a smaller adjustment to the release schedule of the A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which stars Hanks as TV host Fred Rogers. The film, which Marielle Heller is directing, is moving back several weeks from Oct. 18 to Nov. 22 of this year, the weekend ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The studio also set a date for its untitled Ghostbusters reboot, to be helmed by Jason Reitman, which will open July 10, 2020, while Sony's Morbius, a film about the Spider-Man villain with Jared Leto starring, is set to bow July 31, 2020. 

The distributor also plans to open Black and Blue, a crime thriller starring Naomi Harris as a rookie cop, on Sept. 9 of this year. Deon Taylor is directing the pic for the studio’s Screen Gems unit.