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Tom Hanks returns down under to film Elvis Presley biopic




The honorary Greek citizen is back on Australian shores to film Baz Luhrmann’s big budget Elvis Presley biopic.

Production was halted after the Hollywood star and his Greek-American wife, Rita Wilson, contracted the coronavirus during Australia’s first wave.

The pair were admitted to a specialist ward at Gold Coast University Hospital before returning to their rented house on the Gold Coast and eventually jetting home to the United States.

“We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing,” the Oscar winner said on Twitter in April.

“Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us.”

Returning down under, the Golden Globe winner is again believed to be staying in Gold Coast at The Oracle Resort in Broadbeach.

Elvis Presley alongside Austin Butler. Picture: PA

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed in June that she was working closely with renowned director Baz Luhrmann to get the blockbuster rolling safely again.

“We want to ensure that this can happen as soon as possible while making sure that the cast and crew can operate safely,” she said.

“Screen Queensland and Queensland Health are also currently developing a screen industry COVID safe plan that will be released shortly, paving the way for the whole sector to get rolling cameras again and crew back to work on sets.”

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