October 14, 2006 02:18:18 GMT
The cast lineup of "Dallas" has been decided to be scrapped with the exception of John Travolta.
A shocking decision has been made concerning the cast in "Dallas", a big screen adaptation of the popular, long-running TV series. Variety learned that the lineup has been scrapped with the exception of John Travolta, who is still billed as J.R. Ewing, making all plans concerning the film's production be put on hold.
With this change of direction, it is confirmed that Luke Wilson and Shirley MacLaine, who have been cast to play Bobby Ewing and Miss Ellie, respectively, are no longer included in the list. In the meantime, helmer Gurinder Chadha opts to wait for the new cast before making final decision whether she will stay in the project or not.
Following the rebooting, a new mission is now set up to develop the movie for a lower price than its most recent $65 million budget. It is expected that the film recast can be accomplished soon so that filming is able to be commenced on January next year.