Tom Hanks contracts Covid-19, Baz Luhrman's film production cancelled

Hollywood actor Tom Hanks told the world today that he and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus.

"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills and that came and went. Slight fevers too," he said on Twitter and Instagram.

"To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."

Hanks has been on the Gold Coast filming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic.

Sources close to the production claim it has been cancelled and will not resume until further notice.

Updated at 1:15pm AEDT on 12 March 2020.


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