Hunky Australian actor Luke Bracey arrives on set to film Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic in the Gold Coast… as filming resumes months after coronavirus shut down
Australian actor Luke Bracey announced he’d joined the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic in September, six months after coronavirus forced filming to come to an abrupt halt.
And on Thursday, just weeks after filming for the movie resumed, the hunky star was spotted arriving to the set in Queensland’s Gold Coast.
The 31-year-old, who will play Elvis’ close friend Jerry Schilling, looked stylish as he made his way to work.
All smiles! On Thursday, hunky Australian actor Luke Bracey (pictured) was spotted arriving to the set of the new film on the Gold Coast, Queensland, after filming for the biographical drama resumed last month
The impossibly handsome actor looked cool and casual in a white striped shirt, which he unbuttoned to flash just a hint of his chiseled chest.
The former Home and Away actor teamed his look with a pair of black shorts and beige Vans trainers.
With his airpods in and a coffee in hand, Luke raised a cheeky smile as he walked through the car park while looking at his phone, no doubt excited to work on the new film alongside an already formidable cast.
Austin Butler, who is the ex-boyfriend of Vanessa Hudgens and the star of movies such as Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, is all set to play Presley himself.
Tom Hanks will star as Elvis’ notorious manager, Colonel Tom Parker, Australian actress Olivia DeJonge will feature as Priscilla Presley, and Maggie Gyllenhaal will play the King’s mother, Gladys Presley.
Beaming: With his airpods in and a coffee in hand, the actor raised a cheeky smile as he walked through the car park while looking at his phone, no doubt excited to work on the new movie alongside an already formidable cast
Success! Luke’s career is already going from strength to strength, having starred in movies such as Monte Carlo, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and 2016’s Oscar-winning, Hacksaw Ridge
Luke’s career is already going from strength to strength, having starred in movies such as Monte Carlo, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and 2016’s Oscar-winning Hacksaw Ridge.
Filming for the new biopic resumed in September, six months after it was forced to close after star Tom Hanks, 64, and his wife of 32 years, Rita Wilson, tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a statement last month, Australian director Baz, 57, said he was looking forward to finally getting back to work on the blockbuster.
Hitting the right notes: The musical drama details the life of legendary rockstar Elvis Presley, with American actor Austin Butler (pictured) set to star as the icon
Action: In a statement to the media last month, it was announced the star-studded production would resume filming on September 23. Pictured, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann on the film’s set
‘We’re back to, as Elvis liked to say, “taking care of business!”‘ he began.
‘It is a real privilege in this unprecedented global moment that Tom Hanks has been able to return to Australia to join Austin Butler and all of our extraordinary cast and crew to commence production on “Elvis”.
‘I cannot emphasise enough how lucky we feel in the current climate that the state of Queensland, and Queenslanders in general, have been so supportive of this film.’
COVID crisis: Production on the film was forced to close back in March, after Tom Hanks and his wife of 32 years, Rita Wilson (both pictured), contracted coronavirus