Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Hollywood star Tom Hanks have teamed up for several hits in the past — Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and The Terminal (2004).
This book cover image released by Sterling Publishing shows "Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective," by Richard Schickel. (AP Photo)
Now, they’re set to come together again for an untitled thriller based on the Cold War, and if insiders are to be believed, this film — to be produced by Spielberg and industrialist Anil Ambani’s company — may have an Indian connect.
The director is said to be keen on shooting some parts of the film in the country. “Nothing is confirmed yet, but it (shooting in India) has been part of the internal discussions,” says an insider.
Last year, while he was in Mumbai, Spielberg had shown great interest in using India as a shooting destination. At that time, he had even spoken about a movie that he planned to shoot in India. “Part of it will take place on the India-Pakistan border in Kashmir.
But we’re still trying to figure out the casting, locations…,” he had reportedly said. The last time Spielberg filmed in India was in 1977, when he was working on Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. After this film with Hanks, Spielberg will helm another project — an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) — again, in partnership with Ambani’s company. The spokesperson from the company confirms the news.