Tom Hanks Returns to Australia to Resume Filming Elvis Biopic

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After Tom Hanks got diagnosed with COVID-19 in Australia back in March, he has now returned to the Land Down Under to resume filming the Elvis biopic that was paused back then.

The actor, as well as other members of the cast, flew into Queensland under Australia’s COVID-safe program. Hanks was immediately escorted into quarantine from the airport.

Hanks, who recently got Greek citizenship, has to stay in a mandatory 14-day quarantine before resuming life and normal business in Australia. The island nation has one of the lowest rates of COVID in the world, and generally has its borders closed (with few exceptions, such as this one) to keep it that way.

In the movie, directed by Baz Luhrmann, Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s late manager.