Jennifer Lopez Does Dallas

Variety says director Robert Luketic is rounding up his cast for Fox’s Dallas, the updated take on the classic ’80s series.

Luketic has offered his Monster-in-Law star Jennifer Lopez the part of Sue Ellen Ewing, Luke Wilson is negotiating to play Bobby Ewing, John Travolta has an offer to star as J.R. Ewing and Shirley MacLaine is down for the part of Miss Ellie Ewing.

While no deals are yet in place for these actors – Wilson is in negotiations – most of the pacts are likely to happen. And if that package does come to fruition, production is likely to commence in October after Travolta has finished up a starring role in New Line Cinema’s big screen version of Broadway hit Hairspray.

Robert Harling and Sacha Gervasi wrote drafts of the script.

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