The movie Greyhound is based on C.S. Forester’s novel The Good Shepherd.
It tells the story of the leader of an Allied convoy crossing the North Atlantic in 1942 as he faces relentless attack by a Nazi submarine wolf pack. The leader of the convoy’s destroyer screen is a US Navy commander making his first Atlantic crossing. The story focuses on the his command responsibility as he fights the cold, the relentless night, the brutal sea and his deep fatigue as he chases down the attacking submarines in the deadly game of cat and mouse. The exciting story, a thrilling ride-along with the beleaguered captain, so deeply portrays the elements of battle command that for a long period of time the book was used as a text at the US Naval Academy.
Originally scheduled for theatrical release by Columbia Pictures in May 2020, due to Wuhan coronavirus and all movie theaters in the world being closed, the film was sold to Apple TV+ and bypassed movie theaters. It debuted on Video On Demand July 10, 2020.
See original poster below, from Columbia Pictures.