Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Tested Positive For Coronavirus While Filming In Australia
You know things are getting serious when Tom Hanks has the coronavirus. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, both 63, were tested positive for the virus, Hanks confirmed, and he seems to be keeping a light spirit about it. Here's what Hanks wrote in a statement to fans, followed by a statement from Warner Bros., the studio making the Elvis Presley movie Hanks is now filming in Australia:
As Tom Hanks wrote on Twitter, he and wife Rita Wilson are in Australia. Hanks is in pre-production there for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley movie, per Deadline. Tom Hanks plays Elvis' longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker.
Warner Bros. is making the Elvis Presley movie and shared a statement via Deadline:
Tom Hanks shared an image with his cornavirus announcement to fans on March 11, 2020:
Tom Hanks' announcement came at the same time as President Donald Trump's announcement to the nation that he would be suspending all travel to Europe for the next 30 days (via CNN):
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met on the set of Bosom Buddies and reunited for the 1985 movie Volunteers. They got married in 1988 and have two children together; Hanks also has two children from his first marriage.
Baz Luhrmann's Elvis movie stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley, with Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Gladys Presley, Rufus Sewell as Vernon Presley, and Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe. It is currently scheduled for release on October 1, 2021. Stay tuned for updates on the film as well as Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and others in production. Several movies and TV shows have cancelled production or delayed their releases due to the coronavirus.
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