One movie that I can’t wait to see is Baz Luhrmann’s take on Elvis’s life. I mean Baz is a genius, and Elvis’s life is one thing that I am obsessed with. It’s just so interesting, and it reminds me of my Mom (cause she taught me about Elvis).
Now, with covid, the movie was shut down. That and one of its stars, and a national treasure, Tom Hanks, contracted the virus. But I don’t want to revisit that part of life that made me sad and scared for him.
The countdown is on. Of course, upon returning to Australia, cast will need to quarantine.
“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,” Baz said in a statement.
“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. 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.”
Variety reports that production will start back up on September 23 in Queensland.
We – well I – can’t wait.
The movie stars Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Yola, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Rufus Sewell.