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Tom Hanks’ Elvis Presley Biopic Halted After Actor Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Tom Hanks’ Elvis Presley Biopic Halted After Actor Tests Positive for Coronavirus

In the wake of Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, testing positive for the novel coronavirus, Warner Bros. has halted production on the untitled Baz Luhrmann biopic about Elvis Presley. Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker, Presley manager and Svengali. Presley is portrayed by Austin Butler (“Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”). The film began production at the end of January.

“We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for Covid-19 (coronavirus),” a Warner Bros. spokeperson said in a statement. “We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works

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