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Exclusive: Jordana Brewster Joins Dallas Reboot

TNT’s Dallas reboot has made its first official hire: Jordana Brewster has snagged a lead role in the high-profile pilot.

The project — written by Cynthia Cidre and Warner Horizon — centers on feuding cousins John Ross and Christopher, the offspring of brothers J.R. and Bobby Ewing, as they clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty. Brewster will play Elena, the gorgeous daughter of the ranch’s cook who is locked in a love triangle with Christopher and John.

Brewster joins Dallas alums Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy, who are set to reprise their roles from the original series as Sue Ellen and Bobby, respectively. After months of negotiations, fellow Dallas vet Larry Hagman, who played the Machiavellian J.R., has verbally committed to the project but has yet to sign a deal. Hagman had been holding out for money, prompting the studio and the network to come up with an alternative pilot script  in which Hagman’s J.R. is only represented through flashbacks from the original series.

Brewster, who recurred on Chuck and Dark Blue, next reprises her role as Mia Toretto in the upcoming The Fast and the Furious sequel, Fast Five.