Tom Hanks' son has got engaged.

Actor Colin Hanks - who starred alongside Anna Faris in 'The House Bunny' - recently popped the question to New York-based publicist Samantha Bryant.

Colin's stepmother Rita Wilson was so pleased for the couple she gave Samantha a $10,000 designer handbag to congratulate her.

Tom and Colin - the 'Forrest Gump' actor's son from his first marriage to the late Samantha Lewes - have always enjoyed a close relationship and Tom recently revealed he forced his way into his son's new movie.

The Oscar winner was so impressed with the script for 'The Great Buck Howard' he decided he wanted to play his son Colin's onscreen dad whether he liked it or not.

Tom, 52, said: "I selfishly attached myself as the dad. I didn't even ask Colin, I just said, 'Hey listen, I'd like to play the dad.' He kind of rolled his eyes and said, 'Well yeah, I can see why.' And that was that."