Tom Hanks’ Elvis Movie Will Continue Filming After Shutting Down Over COVID-19 Diagnosis

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Many Hollywood productions are slowly beginning to get able to resume filming this summer season and throughout the latter a part of this yr after a serious three-month setback. The COVID-19 pandemic altered many preliminary Hollywood plans earlier this yr and, when Tom Hanks and his spouse Rita Wilson examined constructive for coronavirus whereas engaged on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic, it served as a wake-up name for Hollywood. After the couple introduced their analysis again in mid-March and the movie was delayed, many different units began packing up, too.

Now, it seems just like the movie centered on Elvis Presley and his supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker, could proceed in Australia quickly forward of its fall 2021 launch date. Queensland’s Premier (Australia’s equal to a primary minister) Annastacia Palaszczuk not too long ago met with Baz Luhrmann about returning to the nation to get again to work, and a “secure plan” is at the moment being developed for the biopic and different productions which are set for the Gold Coast.

Palaszczuk mentioned she desires to make sure the film can resume capturing “as quickly as doable,” however the authorities would additionally like to ensure the forged and crew can “function safely,” per Day by day Mail. No particular date for the music biopic on The King has been disclosed, however Display Queensland and Queensland Well being are actively working towards this.

Lower than two weeks in the past, Los Angeles acquired the go-ahead to renew Hollywood work with a ton of restrictions, together with crew being required to put on masks and the requirement for intercourse scenes to be rewritten, deserted or adjusted utilizing CGI. Manufacturing shall be notably robust for a movie of this subject material, since a lot of Elvis Presley’s life happened in entrance of droves of followers and enormous gatherings are outlawed in lots of areas.

On the day the Elvis movie needed to shut down, the film’s Presley actor Austin Butler was on the heart of “principally a whole lot of ladies kissing Elvis,” based on the director. Time will inform if Baz Luhrmann acquired what he wanted for that scene since chances are high one thing of that breadth will not be allowed beneath Australia’s necessities. Although the Gold Coast is at a way more secure situation than the U.S. contemplating the nation simply reported its first dying in a month.

The untitled flick is about to be Baz Luhrmann’s first flick since 2013’s The Nice Gatsby and can monitor Elvis Presley’s rise to fame and his relationship together with his supervisor, performed by Tom Hanks. The film has already been delayed from its unique June 2021 date to November 5, 2021. In regard to Hanks and Rita Wilson, after having coronavirus for a pair weeks in March, the 2 fully recovered, returned to their dwelling in Los Angeles and have been donating plasma to assist the trouble for well being professionals to discover a vaccine.

Tom Hanks will subsequent star in World Warfare II drama Greyhound, which is hitting Apple TV+ on July 10. Keep tuned right here on CinemaBlend for extra thrilling updates on film productions.


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