Scarlett Johansson is reportedly set to star in the new Dallas movie. The actress is being tipped for the role of Lucy Ewing in the big screen version of the hit 80s soap opera. It is believed Scarlett beat off stiff competition from Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie for the coveted role.

A source told Daily Star newspaper: "Scarlett can act the pants off Paris and Nicole."

The role of Lucy Ewing - famously nicknamed the "Poison Dwarf" - was originally played by Charlene Tilton in the TV series. A host of young Hollywood stars, apart from Paris and Nicole, have been linked to the role since the movie - which follows the lives of mega-rich oil barons and their families - was announced.

Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan and Katie Cassidy are among the actresses linked to the part. Other stars believed to be appearing in the film include Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta and Desperate Housewives actress Marcia Cross.

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