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Tom Hanks returns to Australia to finish filming Elvis Presley biopic

Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks has touched down on Australian soil after returning to finish filming Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic.He arrived at Coolangatta on Tuesday evening in a private jet before being taken to a luxury hotel to serve his two-week quarantine period.Filming was suspended in March after the coronavirus crisis started to reach its…

Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks has touched down on Australian soil after returning to finish filming Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic.

He arrived at Coolangatta on Tuesday evening in a private jet before being taken to a luxury hotel to serve his two-week quarantine period.

Filming was suspended in March after the coronavirus crisis started to reach its peak.

Mr Hanks and his wife Rita both contracted the virus – reportedly before they arrived in Australia.

The 63-year-old couple were treated at a specialist ward at Gold Coast University Hospital before returning to the US where they carried on social distancing and isolating.

“We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing,” Mr Hanks posted to Twitter in April.

“Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us. Their care and guidance made possible our return to the USA.”

Mr Hanks plays Presley’s manager Colonel Parker in the $105 million biopic.

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