John Travolta has been dropped from the "Dallas" movie, the New York Post's Page Six gossip column reported.
Insiders told Page Six that Travolta was "let go about two weeks ago. He had the role of J.R. Ewing taken from him and given to Ben Stiller."
However, a rep for Stiller denied to Page Six that the actor accepted or was offered the part.
"John was given a nice seven-figure 'gift' to go away quietly," the Page Six source said. "He also got five family members roles in the movie, and they aren't going to be in it now, either."
A friend of Travolta confirmed to Page Six, "He is not doing the movie. They've gone in a different direction than was originally intended. I don't know about any 'gift,' and I don't think the family member thing is correct."
The "Dallas" movie has been plagued from the start. Last year, Shirley MacLaine (who was to play Miss Ellie), Luke Wilson (Bobby Ewing) and Jennifer Lopez (Sue Ellen) were dropped from the cast.