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Second Tom Hanks movie to go straight to streaming scheduled for November

The “News of the World” star headlines the moving adventure about a man, a robot and a dog on a quest

The next offering from Oscar-winning superstar Tom Hanks has been skedded for a November release.

Apple+ has announced a November 5 bow for “Finch” (previously known as “BIOS”), a curious-sounding yarn about a man, a robot and a dog that “form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone.”

The film, originally housed at Paramount, was set for a theatrical release in 2020 but once that dreaded pandemic kicked in the studio had no choice but to make alternate arrangements for the flick. Like Hanks’ “Greyhound”, the film was sold off to Apple for a small-screen bow.

Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot, played by Jones, to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive. Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it’s as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.

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