Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has revealed that he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, in Australia.
Both have been down on the Gold Coast for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. Hanks is set to play Presley’s longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker in the project. The movie is scheduled to open on Oct. 1, 2021. „Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” he wrote in a statement delivered to media. Hanks and his wife are now isolated in stable condition at an Australian hospital.
The Academy Award winner, whose films include Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan, said he and Wilson would keep the world "posted and updated". The studio behind the film, Warner Bros, said it was "working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone" who may have come into direct contact with the star.