Jennifer Lopez has dropped out of New Regency and 20th Century Fox's remake of Dallas.

Lopez's press rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnick, confirmed the story to news outlets, but did not elaborate. She was set to play the boozy Sue Ellen, says Variety in the remake of the 70's and 80's hit TV show; still in the film are John Travolta - who will play oil baron J.R. Ewing, Luke Wilson and Shirley MacLaine.

Also aboard is director Gurinder Chadha, who is still in pre-production; shooting for Dallas is set to begin in November for a 2007 release.