The New York Post reports that John Travolta will no longer star as J.R. Ewing in 20th Century Fox’s big screen adaptation of 80’s drama “Dallas.”
The paper says the “Hairspray” star was “let go about two weeks ago. He had the role of J.R. Ewing taken from him and given to Ben Stiller.”
A friend of Travolta apparently added, “He is not doing the movie. They’ve gone a different direction than was originally intended.”
Representatives for Stiller however have denied the report, claiming the actor had neither accepted or was offered the part. Betty Thomas will direct the film.