"Dallas" Casting Net: Jennifer Lopez, Luke Wilson, John Travolta
This casting line-up is not yet confirmed, but the trades think it's nearly a done deal. If negotiations do go through, we'll see Travolta as Texas oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, MacLaine as matriarch Miss Ellie, Wilson as nice guy Bobby, and J. Lo as Sue Ellen Shepard (or, as you might remember, Larry Hagman, Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray).
The script for "Dallas" is written by newish Sacha Gervasi ("The Terminal") and Robert Harling ("Steel Magnolias," "Soapdish," "The First Wives Club").
Production could start as early as October, once Travolta's drag turn as Edna Turnblad in Adam Shankman's "Hairspray" is done.