The big-screen remake of hit 1970s TV show Dallas is in more jeopardy after losing most of its cast and the original screenplay.
The script, written by Robert Harling, was rumored to be a hard-hitting, dramatic take on the classic TV show, but it has been dumped after disappointing test screenings.
According to reports, filmmakers conducted focus groups with small audiences in the Midwest, and producers decided it needed more laughs, which called for an entirely new, slapstick comedy script.
One source tells the New York Post‘s Page Six, “The script totally sucks.”
Shooting was originally scheduled to start this month, but none of the major roles, except Travolta as J.R. Ewing, have been cast.
One insider adds, “It’ll be a miracle if this film ever gets made.”
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