Dallas big screen plans hit set back

Ambitious plans to adapt TV soap Dallas for the big screen have ground to a halt following a series of casting problems and now star Luke Wilson fears the project has been dumped.

Ambitious plans to adapt TV soap Dallas for the big screen have ground to a halt following a series of casting problems and now star Luke Wilson fears the project has been dumped.

The actor was among the first to be cast in the film, which at one point was to feature John Travolta, Jennifer Lopez and Shirley Maclaine, but now he fears the project will never get off the ground.

He says: "It fell apart in the casting. They had a few people lined up, like me and John Travolta and Shirley Maclaine. I've read with actresses and they had a script and a director.

"I think it was the big budget and the cast that complicated matters. It just got too complicated. If they could get it up and running again, great, but it seems to have run its course for the moment."

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