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Larry Hagman confirmed for new 'Dallas'

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Larry Hagman has confirmed that he will appear in TNT's update of Dallas.

Recent reports had suggested that the actor might not reprise his role as ruthless oil tycoon J.R. Ewing.

However, Hagman told TV Guide: "I haven't signed any contract but I gave them my commitment verbally. I just told them I'd do it and my word's good!"

He revealed that the new pilot, written by Cane creator Cynthia Cidre, will see J.R. in a catatonic state and confined to a mental asylum.

"Whatever they want is okay with me," he said. "[But] I'll get out and cause more trouble! That's for sure!"

Hagman's former co-stars Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) and Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing) are also in talks to star in the pilot.

Dallas originally ran on CBS from 1978 to 1991, before two reunion television films followed in 1996 and 1998.

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