No, it doesn’t mean Tom Hanks is going to India.
The Hollywood Reporter reported last week that the Hindi-language film “Lal Singh Chadha” would be a remake of the Robert Zemeckis-directed, Hanks-starring vehicle from 1994, with Indian actor Aamir Khan taking the lead role. The original film was based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name and went on to win six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Hanks.
"We have bought the rights from Paramount,” Khan told reporters, according to THR. “I have always loved ‘Forrest Gump’ as a script. It is a wonderful story about this character. It is a feel-good film. It is a film for the whole family.” Khan added that filming for the remake would begin in October, THR reported.
All of this begs the question — will Savannah have a role in the remake?
It would seem doubtful, as Bollywood has dipped into the Hollywood pool multiple times recently, including remakes of “The Fault in Our Stars,” “A Star is Born” and “Chef.” All of those titles have been shot entirely in southeast Asia and have only coincided with their originals in terms of plot, not location.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.