September 29, 2005

Dallas Movie

John Travolta, Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner are all said to be in the running to play J R Ewing in the movie remake of Dallas. Variety says John Travolta has been widely tipped for the role which was originally played by Larry Hagman on TV. But it adds that Mel Gibson "hasn't completely ruled out the job", Kevin Costner "wants to see the rewrite" and that Tommy Lee Jones is also in the frame.

The leading candidate for Sue Ellen is Catherine Zeta-Jones, but Demi Moore and Jennifer Lopez are also said to be interested.

Matthew McConaughey and Owen Wilson are both being courted to play Bobby Ewing, says Variety.

Drew Barrymore and Reese Witherspoon are both said to be up for the role of Pamela while Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson or Mandy Moore could play Lucy.

Jane Fonda is rumored to be in the running to play Miss Ellie.

--What a potentially awesome ensemble cast!

Posted by: Lawrenkm at 08:04 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 I'm not feelin' it. T.L. Jones (despite his looks) would be a great J.R. I can only see Zeta-Jones as Sue Ellen in that group. Neither of those picks are right for Bobby. Drew or Reese as Pamela?? Jessica would be ok as Lucy. Fonda as the warm and lady-like Miss Ellie??I don't know...I think they need to keep working on this cast.

Posted by: Nanc' at September 29, 2005 08:39 AM (Ailrt)

2 This is like trying to re-make M*A*S*H or Cheers or something. Half the reason a show is so successful is its writing. The other half is the cast. I'm pretty well over all the re-makes in the first place. This just seems pointless.

Posted by: Kevvy the Unnamed Source at September 29, 2005 09:19 AM (qb+8W)

3 Travolta, no ands, ifs, or buts. None of the others could capture the sheer malevolence of the character and look like he's having way too much fun at the same time.

Posted by: MartiniPundit at September 29, 2005 12:44 PM (guTUl)

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