There are many ways that Forrest Gump could be turned into a sequel, but we never thought it would involve Princess Diana and O.J. Simpson.
Eric Roth, who wrote the screenplay for Forrest Gump, recently sat down for an interview with Yahoo!, where he revealed that he had once been developing a sequel to the hit 1994 film. Unlike the original movie, the follow-up would include a focus on Gump’s son, who was born with AIDS.
Since the sequel story line followed Gump as he experienced real-life events in the ’90s, it featured historical footage cameos by—you guessed it—Princess Diana and O.J. Simpson.
“I had him in the back of O.J.’s Bronco,” the screenwriter said, referring to the infamous car chase. “He would look up occasionally, but they didn’t see him in the rearview mirror, and then he’d pop down.”