The film about the life of Elvis Presley, directed by Baz Luhrmann, has moved the film biography release date from November 2021 to June 2022. Production is currently underway in Australia and was delayed earlier this year as cast member Tom Hanks became infected with the coronavirus , reports Deadline.
The as-yet-untitled film highlights the eventful life of the iconic singer, played by Austin Butler. The complicated relationship Presley had with his (originally Dutch) manager Dries van Kuijk is central.
Van Kuijk, better known as Colonel Tom Parker, is played by Hanks. Presley and Parker worked together for years, from Elvis’ rise as a global star to his death in 1977.
Hanks was one of the first celebrities to get the coronavirus in March, as was his wife Rita Wilson. The couple was admitted to an Australian hospital and quarantined for weeks. As a result, the recording of the film was stopped at the time.