In the new Tom Hanks film “Greyhound,” protagonist Ernie Krause is a man guided by his Christian faith amid the horrors of war — something director Aaron Schneider acknowledges makes the World War II drama all the more compelling. 

“As soon as you bring a man of faith into a story as a hero, you’re almost immediately confronting everything that a man of faith holds dear,” Schneider told The Christian Post in an exclusive interview. “When thrust into war, a man of faith is going to inevitably confront the basic tenets of his own faith: The sanctity of life and thou shalt not kill; faith in his mission and himself; and holding to unbroken faith for yet another day. That’s what storytelling is about; you take a hero’s principles and everything he or she holds dear, and you throw the biggest possible thematic opposites at them.”

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