Dallas Movie In More Trouble

The big screen re-make of hit 1970s TV show DALLAS is in more jeopardy after losing most of its cast and the original screenplay. When the film was first announced stars like JENNIFER LOPEZ, JOHN TRAVOLTA, LUKE WILSON and SHIRLEY MACLAINE were reportedly on board, but now only Travolta remains attached. BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM director GURINDER CHADHA is currently due to direct Dallas after LEGALLY BLONDE director ROBERT LUKETIC dropped out over casting differences. The script, written by ROBERT HARLING, was rumoured to be a hard-hitting, dramatic take on the classic TV show, but it has been dumped after disappointing test screenings. According to reports, filmmakers conducted focus groups with small audiences in the American midwest, and producers decided it needed more laughs which called for an entirely new, slapstick comedy script. The film is now being re-written as "a show-within-a-show" comedy, which is being compared to the re-make of BEWITCHED starring NICOLE KIDMAN. One source tells New York Post's Page Six, "The script totally sucks." Shooting was originally scheduled to start this month (NOV06), but none of the major roles, except Travolta as JR EWING, have been cast. One insider adds, "It'll be a miracle if this film ever gets made." Those connected with the project have been told filming won't begin until January (07) when Travolta completes shooting the big screen version of HAIRSPRAY.


Contactmusic

Tags: Dallas - Jennifer Lopez - John Travolta - Luke Wilson - Shirley Maclaine - Bend It Like Beckham - Gurinder Chadha - Legally Blonde - Robert Luketic - Robert Harling - Bewitched - Nicole Kidman

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

John Cusack Brands Hollywood A "Whorehouse" Where "People Go Mad"

If any young actor is dreaming of becoming a big star in Hollywood, it...

John Cusack Brands Hollywood A

James Marsden Opens Up About Being The Movie Industry's Pretty Boy

James Marsden has made a career out of being the unassuming good...

James Marsden Opens Up About Being The Movie Industry's Pretty Boy

Weezer - The British Are Coming Audio

With the imminent release of Weezer's ninth studio album, 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End', the band have...

Weezer - The British Are Coming Audio Video

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Marrying Angelina Jolie, And Starring Alongside Shia LeBouf In 'Fury'

Only one months has passed since Brad Pitt tied the knot for a second time to...

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Marrying Angelina Jolie, And Starring Alongside Shia LeBouf In 'Fury'

Ben Affleck Wants To Keep The Batsuit Once Filming For 'Batman v Superman' Is Complete

Any comic book fan would dream of owning a batsuit that was actually used in...

 Ben Affleck Wants To Keep The Batsuit Once Filming For 'Batman v Superman' Is Complete

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Plans For New Black Sabbath Album And Final Tour

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has revealed the band plan to...

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Plans For New Black Sabbath Album And Final Tour

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Hit UK Chart Top Spot With A ‘Bang Bang’

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande should be celebrating this week after...

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Hit UK Chart Top Spot With A ‘Bang Bang’

Three Days Grace - I Am Machine

Three Days Grace have announced their intention to release their fifth studio album in 2015. Ahead of that release, they...

Three Days Grace - I Am Machine Video

From Pussycat Doll To Grizabella: Nicole Scherzinger To Make West End Debut In ‘Cats’ Revival

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has found her perfect West End...

From Pussycat Doll To Grizabella: Nicole Scherzinger To Make West End Debut In ‘Cats’ Revival
Advertisement

Comments

Dallas Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dallas

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All