Rumours suggest that moviemakers are keen to build on the success of small screen to big screen transitions like The Saint, The Fugitive and Charlie's Angels.
And it would appear that talk of a Dallas movie has got all the big names interested.
Brad Pitt, who is still basking in the glow of Greek epic Troy, has emerged as an early favourite to get the lead role as JR Ewing.
However, Pitt may have to fight it out with Ocean's Eleven buddy George Clooney who has also been linked with the job of bringing the oil baron to life on the big screen.
Catherine Zeta Jones could play Pamela Ewing, while John Travolta and Matt Damon have also been linked with the project.
Dallas was first aired in the US in 1978 and has already spawned three TV movies. The most recent - War Of The Ewings - was shown in 1998.
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