Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Report They Have Coronavirus

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

by James White |
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The Coronavirus continues to be a big concern for the world in general, and the entertainment industry has already felt the effects, as events have been cancelled in several countries. Cases have been reported among TV set crews, but now the inevitable – movie cast members. In this case, Tom Hanks.

Hanks, who is with wife Rita Wilson in Australia preparing to work on Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic (the actor is playing Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker), wrote on Instagram that they'd both been suffering cold and flu-like symptoms and that they've now been tested positive for the virus.

Hanks reports that they'll be in quarantine and undergoing all the required tests. Studio Warner Bros. sent out a more formal statement on the issue, though it didn't name Hanks directly. "We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for COVID-19.

"We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment."

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