Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Positive for Coronavirus for Elvis Biopic


The Baz Luhrmann film will hit theaters Oct. 1, 2021, while ‘Dune’ has been pushed back one month

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have announced that they have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), the first celebrities to go public with a diagnosis.

Writing from Australia, where Hanks is filming Baz Luhrmann’s as yet titled Elvis Presley movie, the actor wrote: “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.”

Rufus Sewell will portray the reserved, soft-spoken Vernon Presley, the King of Rock and Roll’s father, in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” sources tell Variety.

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Loanne said: ‘If Tom Hanks takes on a role, he makes it a good fit. He will be a good fit for Colonel, I have trust in his abilities.

Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Elvis Presley’s mother in the biopic

‘Every story has a hero and a villain, and the past stories that made Elvis a hero and that leaves only the Colonel to be a villain and both of them were heroes in their own right.

‘I would like to see that clarified, and I have great faith in Tom’s ability and integrity and I just pay he wouldn’t do anything less than the truth.’

A little less conversation! Tom Hanks (centre) touched down at Gold Coast Airport on Sunday. He'll soon begin filming the highly-anticipated Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann

The untitled Elvis Presley biopic from director Baz Luhrmann will open Oct. 1, 2021, the studio said Friday. Austin Butler is playing the King of Rock in the drama, which Warner Bros. describes as having a story that will “delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America.”

Warner Bros. has also pushed Legendary’s big budget Dune adaptation back one month to Dec. 18, 2020. The film, from director Denis Villeneuve, hits on a packed date that also includes Steven Spielberg and Fox’s West Side Story, Sony and Tom Holland’s video game adaptation Uncharted and Paramount’s Coming to America sequel, which stars Eddie Murphy.

Warners also set an untitled event film for Nov. 20, 2020.

Biopic: The film will document Elvis Presley's rise to fame against the backdrop of a changing cultural landscape in the 1950s and '60s. Pictured: a young Elvis with his manger, Colonel Tom Parker, in an undated photo

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With the news that Austin Butler is slated to take on the role of Elvis Presley in the upcoming biopic on his life, rumors began to swirl around the Internet that the songstress is vying for the role of Mrs. Presley. Though nothing is official yet, The Blast published a video of Priscilla herself at LAX getting asked about the role.Risultati immagini per lana del rey videomuzic

Though she didn’t say much, she did reveal that she’s “in touch with [director]Baz [Luhrmann], I know what’s going on.” As for Del Rey? “I like Lana,” she revealed before her car drove away.(Billboard)Immagine correlata

Lana has yet to comment on possibly taking on the role. Watch the interview with Priscilla here.

Harry Styles, Miles Teller, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ansel Elgort and Austin Butler have all tested to portray Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic about the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.



Lambert actually performed Presley’s back catalog as part of a musical special. “I got to do this tribute thing that has a recreation of his comeback special.” The role of Presley’s infamous manager, Colonel Tom Parker, has already been cast to the incredible Tom Hanks. Lambert has gone on to talk about some of his own, personal struggles in this industry.




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