Back in March, Baz Luhrmann’s musical biopic of Elvis Presley noticed manufacturing shut down. Colonel Tom Parker star Tom Hanks had contracted coronavirus a number of days earlier than cameras had been able to roll. The 64-year-old had been rehearsing a Las Vegas residency scene with Elvis star Austin Butler.
But now, in response to Deadline, the Elvis film is ready to renew filming on September 23 in Queensland, Australia.
In a press release, director Baz mentioned: “We’re again to, as Elvis favored to say, ‘taking care of business!’
“It is an actual privilege on this unprecedented world second that Tom Hanks has been capable of return to Australia to affix Austin Butler and all of our extraordinary solid and crew to start manufacturing on Elvis.
“I can’t emphasize sufficient how fortunate we really feel within the present local weather that the state of Queensland, and Queenslanders usually, have been so supportive of this movie.”
The Elvis director added: “We thank our companions within the Queensland Government and Queensland Health for his or her extraordinarily diligent course of, in order that we will be an instance how creativity and productiveness can proceed safely and responsibly in a manner that protects our workforce and the neighborhood at massive.
“We are all excited to start out working with Tom Hanks when he’s out of quarantine in two weeks.”
While on his Instagram, Baz shared the primary Elvis film set pictures, with him in a TCB masks.
While followers could also be disenchanted to not see Butler and Hanks as Elvis and the Colonel simply but, there was an fascinating set seen in behind the second snap.
The 57-year-old mentioned: “I had constructed the Vegas showroom, the International which grew to become the Hilton, and that well-known scene the place Elvis is taking part in that showroom?
“Tom guides in Austin [Butler] as Elvis, and it’s a scene the place mainly a whole lot of women are kissing Elvis, in a ‘70s present.
“We had been rehearsing digicam positioning, all the pieces, and I’d achieved all of the exams – Austin, Tom, and the entire solid was on fireplace.
“We had been that shut.”
Praising Elvis star Butler, the director mentioned: “During the testing course of, his dedication, his transformative skills from the younger Elvis to past, he had been taking part in so very properly.
“He was terrific. There was such nice vitality and pleasure within the solid and firm, concerning the present we had been about to shoot.”
According to Warner Bros, the biopic will observe Elvis’s life over 20 years from the fifties to the seventies. This will embody “Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America.”
Elvis is ready for launch in cinemas on November 5, 2021.