Variety: Tom Hanks Returns to Australia to Resume Filming 6 Months after COVID-19 Diagnosis

Joe Akins
Sep 12, 2020
05:30 A.M.
Tom Hanks has just returned to Australia, where he previously got infected with COVID-19, to continue filming six months following his diagnosis.

Director Baz Luhrmann confirmed the news, production will begin again on his yet-to-be-named Elvis Presley movie. The movie's co-star, Tom Hank, has also reportedly returned to Australia, where he initially contracted the COVID-19 virus, to continue filming.

Luhrmann stated that the production of the Warner Bros sponsored film is to begin in Queensland from September 23. The film had been in the advanced stages of pre-production when Hanks and his spouse, Rita Wilson, got a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the Unveiling of the Fully Restored Saban Building at Petersen Automotive Museum on December 4, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the Unveiling of the Fully Restored Saban Building at Petersen Automotive Museum on December 4, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Luhrmann stated that Hanks' return to Australia to commence production is a real privilege. He expressed gratitude to the government and occupants of Queensland for being supportive of the movie.


He also thanked Queensland Health for their dynamic process, which allowed the movie crew to show that creativity and productivity can go on safely without disastrous consequences.


Luhrmann stated that the crew can't wait to work with Hanks, who is currently in quarantine and will remain there for two weeks. Hanks and other crew members were granted permission to enter Queensland under the screen industry's COVID-safe plan.

Rita Wilson, started recovering from the virus two weeks after experiencing the first symptoms.


The plan involves having to stay in a place for two weeks with random checks from the police. The film production will use several floors of a hotel; however, Hanks will not be permitted to move around the hotel.

The cost of using the hotel is shouldered by the production instead of the state government as it would have been in other cases. The government is reportedly focused on the provision of financial incentives to the film, which will provide employment for up to 900 people, thereby injecting close to $75million into the local economy.


Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, started recovering from the novel coronavirus two weeks after experiencing the first symptoms. Hanks shared news of the improvement via his Twitter page. In an interview with the Guardian, the famous actor revealed that he and his wife reacted differently to the virus.

While Wilson suffered from the loss of her sense of taste and smell, severe nausea, and very high fever, he had to endure staggering body aches and fatigue.


Since the lovely couple recovered from the debilitating virus, the famous movie star has preached about the benefits of using masks outdoors and following other safety protocols to curb the virus's spread.

He and his wife have also donated their blood for research after it was confirmed that they have antibodies that can prove useful in battling the virus on a broader scale.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

We at news.AmoMama.com do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDС, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated.Take care!

Related posts

Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, & Others – Why Celebrities Skipped Oscars 2024

March 14, 2024

Clint Eastwood Sparks Fans' Concerns With His 'So Different' Look in Rare Outing: 'He's Unrecognizable!'

April 16, 2024

‘Blade Runner’ Actor M Emmet Walsh Passes Away — Cause of Death Revealed

March 21, 2024

Who Is the Person Robert Downey Jr Thanked for Pulling Him Out of Jail in His Oscar Acceptance Speech?

March 13, 2024

Oscar Winner Cillian Murphy: His Wife and Life Away from the Camera with Almost No Internet or Phone

March 12, 2024

‘Matilda’ Star Mara Wilson, 36, Stuns in Red Dress That Looks Like a ‘Hair Bow’ at Rare Public Appearance

March 26, 2024

Gary Sinise’s Wife’s Cancer Diagnosis Coincided with Their Son’s — Her Story of Strength and Resilience

February 28, 2024

Public Names ‘Biggest Movie of the Summer’ after Trailer Release & Hugh Jackman’s Look in It Causes a Stir

April 23, 2024

This Movie Star Ended Up with ‘No Family, No Husband, No Kids and No Money’ until Fans Saved Her

February 02, 2024

Cillian Murphy’s Two Sons Have Same Haircut as Dad – One of Them Followed in His Footsteps

May 01, 2024

What's Going On with Bennifer: His Staying in a Separate Home, No Joint Pics in Weeks, Her 'Strained' Look & More

May 21, 2024

Tom Cruise, Estranged from His Daughter, Has Been Sending Birthday Gifts to a Former Child Star for Years — Why?

April 18, 2024

Too Beautiful to Be James Bond': One Actor Pierce Brosnan Wants to Be the Next Agent 007 & More Candidates

May 03, 2024

How Celebs Look without Makeup — Pics to Compare

May 17, 2024