Tom Hanks’ “Big” Becomes A TV Series

The producers of FOX’s well-regarded but sadly cancelled “Enlisted,” Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, are re-teaming for another half-hour comedy series for the network.

This one will be based on the hit Tom Hanks-led 1988 movie “Big” with the pair writing the pilot episode. The story is “loosely based” on the movie, but shifts the action to today.

Penny Marshall’s 1988 original film followed a young boy who wishes to be big through a magical slot machine. He wakes up the next day as a full-grown adult (Hanks). Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia and John Heard co-starred.

Source: EW