Warner Bros. Issues Statement on Tom Hanks’ Coronavirus Diagnosis

Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, March 11 publicly announced they had been diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the flu-like disease that has stricken more than 125,000 worldwide and killed 5,000.

Hanks and Wilson are in Australia where the actor is in pre-production on a Warner Bros.’ Elvis Presley biopic from director Baz Luhrmann. Hanks plays Presley’s manager, Tom Parker.

In a statement, Warner said it was aware that a “company member” from the Elvis feature film had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“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 studio said in a statement. “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.”

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Warner said the “individual” who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.

Indeed, Hanks, on his social media platform said he and Rita are following prescribed medical protocols.

“We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires,” he wrote. “Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated.”

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‘Gloria Bell’ Coming to Digital May 21, Disc June 4 From Lionsgate

Gloria Bell, starring Julianne Moore, will arrive on digital May 21 and Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD June 4 from Lionsgate and A24.

The film follows Gloria (Moore), a free-spirited, divorced woman in her 50s seeking love at L.A. dance clubs. The film also stars John Turturro, Rita Wilson, Brad Garrett, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sean Astin and Holland Taylor.

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Bonus features include the featurette “An Extraordinary Woman: Making Gloria Bell” and an audio commentary with director Sebastián Lelio.