December 17, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
John Travolta has been fired from the movie version of "Dallas" claims Page Six. Johnny was supposed to play J.R., but the movie has been laying around for years. Everyone from JLo to Meg Ryan to Shirley MacLaine to Jessica Simpson to Luke Wilson have been rumored to have been part of the cast at some point. The only thing that kept the project together was Johnny's creepy ass as J.R.
The source claims Johnny will be replaced by Ben Stiller and he was paid off to go away quietly.
Apparently, producers are taking the film in a different direction. Instead of being a drama, they are now looking to make it into a show-within-a-show type comedy starring Ben Stiller. They decided to switch things up after focus groups wanted more laughs. Um….more laughs? John Travolta as J.R. sounds pretty hilarious to me.
Hmmm…here's a thought? Why not scrap this whole mess altogether! If they insist on doing it they might as well cast Nicole Kidman as Sue Ewing. If you're going to go down in flames you might as well get the best flop queen in the business to help you do it faster.
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