Back in March, Baz Luhrmann’s musical biopic of Elvis Presley saw production shut down. Colonel Tom Parker star Tom Hanks had contracted coronavirus a few days before cameras were ready to roll. The 64-year-old had been rehearsing a Las Vegas residency scene with Elvis star Austin Butler.
But now, according to Deadline, the Elvis movie is set to resume filming on September 23 in Queensland, Australia.
In a statement, director Baz said: “We’re back to, as Elvis liked to say, ‘taking care of business!’
“It is a real privilege in this unprecedented global moment that Tom Hanks has been able to return to Australia to join Austin Butler and all of our extraordinary cast and crew to commence production on Elvis.
“I cannot emphasize enough how lucky we feel in the current climate that the state of Queensland, and Queenslanders in general, have been so supportive of this film.”
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Elvis movie SET PHOTOS shared by director Baz Luhrmann as gives exciting Tom Hanks update (Image: GETTY)
Just what is that set behind Baz? (Image: BL)
The Elvis director added: “We thank our partners in the Queensland Government and Queensland Health for their extremely diligent process, so that we can be an example how creativity and productivity can proceed safely and responsibly in a way that protects our team and the community at large.
“We are all excited to start working with Tom Hanks when he is out of quarantine in two weeks.”
While on his Instagram, Baz shared the first Elvis movie set photos, with him in a TCB mask.
While fans may be disappointed not to see Butler and Hanks as Elvis and the Colonel just yet, there was an interesting set seen in in the