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Dallas Delayed Again
Everyone but Travolta is gone

13 October 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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Looks like Dallas will be spending a few more months in the dressing room down in development hell.

Because the New Regency movie adaptation has just ditched the entire cast except for John Travolta as JR Ewing. The film is now on hold and director Gurinder Chadha has to recruit a whole new cast – and may not even stay on board herself.

So what’s brought on this sudden bout of cold feet? Those old standbys of costs and brand recognition, surely the cornerstones of all great art! The studio is worried that the kids won’t recognise Dallas and the current cast had pumped the budget up to more than $65 million, with executives panicking that the box office might not support the outlay.

So out are Luke Wilson as Bobby Ewing, who’ll pocket cash anyway as he’s got a pay-or-play deal, and Shirley MacLaine as Miss Ellie. Also, negotiations with Meg Ryan, who was planning to take the Sue Ellen role deserted by Jennifer Lopez, have now been suspended.

New Regency’s PR team insisted to Variety that the show would go on, but now we’ll all have to wait even longer. All together now: “We’re not sure we care!”

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Posted by jasperoosterveld at 14:24 on 15 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Huzzah
Honestly, who the fuck is going to pay money to actually watch this shit?   I'll give them a fiver to not make it. With all the quality projects sitting in limbo cos' they can't find someone to finance them, you gotta ask, how the hell have they found anyone willing to throw money away on this tripe? More

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Let's hope this is the end of it. Does anyone think this is a good idea? More

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Forever? Forer? More

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