It was "a little more of a horror movie" with De Niro in the role, apparently.
From Forrest Gump and Pretty Woman to Titanic and The Matrix, these movies could have been very different indeed.
His 1986 novel was adapted into a blockbuster film starring Tom Hanks in the lead role.
The Hollywood star and his wife Rita Wilson were some of the first high-profile figures to be diagnosed with the virus in March.
The actor and his wife Rita Wilson were hospitalised with the virus in Australia back in March.
The actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, are COVID-19 survivors.
The famous couple both overcame coronavirus infections while in Australia.
The actor told Corona DeVries, 8, “I thought this typewriter would suit you... Ask a grown-up how it works. And use it to write me back.”
The couple have now completely recovered after contracting the virus in Australia.