JT could become the new JR.
John Travolta has been offered the lead role in a movie remake of Dallas, according to Variety. Travolta would play JR Ewing, who was portrayed by Larry Hagman in the 1980s primetime soap opera.
Variety also reports that Jennifer Lopez has been offered the role of Sue Ellen and Luke Wilson was offered Bobby Ewing.
Shirley MacLaine may also join the cast as Eleanor Ewing.
The actors have not officially signed on yet, nor have they turned down the roles.
Filming of Dallas, to be directed by Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law), is scheduled to begin in November.
Toronto is one of the cities producers are looking at while considering where to film.
Officials in Dallas, Texas, recently started a campaign to lure the shooting to the title city.
“The thought of Dallas being made in Toronto is not a good idea,” Dallas Mayor Laura Miller told said last week, reports the Globe and Mail.
The “Shoot JR in Dallas” may be all for nothing, since Texas reportedly doesn’t offer tax breaks or financial incentives like Toronto does.