Friday, August 24, 2007

Dallas Movie Will Be A Joke

Regency and 20th Century Fox are overhauling the big-screen adaptation of Dallas based on the tv series, which flopped last year after Jennifer Lopez dropped out, Variety reports. John Travolta remains attached to play slimy oil tycoon J.R. Ewing. Betty Thomas, the director of two spoof movie hits from The Brady Bunch, is in discussions to direct. Pam Brady, who most recently scripted Hot Rod, is writing the script, says Variety. When the movie was derailed late last year, Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) was directing. Luke Wilson was attached to play Bobby Ewing with Shirley MacLaine to play Miss Ellie, while producers were talking with Meg Ryan to play Sue Ellen after Lopez dropped out. The budget for the comic Dallas should be lower than the projected $65 million for the straight-faced version, Variety says. The studio is eyeing a January start date, according to the trade publication.


This is going to be terrible. I already knew that idiots were in charge when they considered J-Lo for the role of Sue Ellen. Now they want to make it a comedy. Went the Brady Bunch spoofs enough? And at least that show was a comedy to start with. Dallas is drama. And that is what it should be. No true Dallas fan will see such crap!

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