Even Hollywood isn’t safe from the Coronavirus anymore even after taking big measures for safety and security. A new report has revealed that actor Tom Hanks and his spouse Rita Wilson have both been tested positive for Covid-19.
The news came directly from the Academy Award-winning star via his official social media accounts. For those unaware, Hanks is in Gold Coast, Australia for the filming of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis movie for Warner Bros.
Hanks and his wife have already put out an official statement about their current condition and also requested fans to take care of their health as well.
“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”
“Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”
“We’ll keep the world posted and updated.”
Production on the untitled Elvis movie has been halted after receiving instructions directly from director Baz Luhrmann. According to Gold Coast Bulletin, the Australian director has urged all crew members and cast to remain at home.
Earlier in February, Pursue News had learnt from a source close to the untitled Elvis project that the movie’s production had hit a snag. The delay was due to the then bad weather and floodings in Gold Coast’s Village Roadshow Studios. Parts of the studio were undergoing reconstruction to fix the damages.
Production on the untitled Elvis project was expected to resume by 7th March and was expected to wrap by the end of September. According to Warner Bros., the film was already under pre-production and Hanks was also residing in the city as well.
Unfortunately, it now looks like the project has yet again been hit by another delay. The director has confirmed via the private letter that production has been “canceled and will not resume until further notice.”
It is currently unknown when the studio would decide to resume filming due to Hanks’ and the rest of the cast & crew’s health concerns.
The untitled Elvis Presley movie was set to open in theaters on October 1, 2021. But it remains to be seen if its release date would be postponed.
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 12, 2020
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