Thinking Tom Hanks’ World War II drama Greyhound will be a prime awards season contender this year, Sony has decided to release the film on April 5, 2019, according to a report from Variety. Greyhound is based on the C.S. Forester novel The Good Shepard, not to be confused by the 2006 Matt Damon-starring film of the same title. This story follows fictional Navy captain Ernest Krause in the early days of the war as he leads a convoy of 37 Allied ships across the north Atlantic while trying to avoid a deadly array of Nazi U-boats perusing the ocean. The film is currently shooting in Baton Rouge, La., and also stars Oscar-nominated actress Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas). Two-time Oscar winner Hanks (1993’s Philadelphia and 1994’s Forrest Gump) will produce the film alongside Mamma Mia producer Gary Goetzman.
Sony also announced they are releasing Grudge, the reboot of the 2004 Sarah Michelle Gellar horror film The Grudge, on Aug. 16, 2019. We don’t know much about the forthcoming horror film, except that it is a total reimagining of the original story. The original film’s producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are on board to produce the reboot. Grudge is set to begin production this May and as of right now, Andrea Riseborough (W.E., Birdman), John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar) and Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (A Better Life) are set to star.