Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were previously said to be going down before the production for Baz Luhrmann’s movie on Elvis Presley’s journey could begin. Hanks has the role of Colonel Tom Parker for the Warner Bros. movie.
Warner Bros. confirmed in a statement that someone from their production team has been tested positive with Covid-19. In response, Warner Bros. is “working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual.”
Tom Hanks has decided to release an official statement himself regarding the concerning issue.
“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.
Take care of yourselves!”
While the release date of the untitled Elvis Presley movie is October 21, 2021, which is pretty far off, Hanks has several movies scheduled to show much earlier. ‘Greyhound’ by Sony was rescheduled for Father’s Day weekend on June 12 from May 8. He’s also scheduled to shoot for ‘BIOS’ and ‘News of the World’ by the end of this year in New Mexico.
Warner Bros. also added, “The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.” We all knew someday this will happen, but to imagine it happening to one of the kindest man ever… So, all we can do now is a wish for the two for a speedy recovery!