Now, here's one we don't hear from too often: John Ashton, who was wheelin' and dealin' oil cartel member Willie Joe Garr on "Dallas," will star in the film "Gone, Baby, Gone" next year. The movie, written by, directed by and starring Ben Affleck (and starring his bro, Casey Affleck), also has Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris and Cheryl Ladd's niece Chelsea Ladd attached. (Chelsea's dad, Alan Ladd Jr., son of the great Alan Ladd, is one of the film's producers.)
One of the film's plotline's from its IMDb page: "Dorchester, one of the toughest neighborhoods in all of Boston, is no place for the weak or innocent. It's a territory defined by hard heads and even harder luck, its streets littered with broken families, hearts, dreams. When one of its own, a 4-year-old girl, goes missing, private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro don't want the case. But after pleas from the child's aunt, they open an investigation that will ultimately risk everything -- their relationship, their sanity and even their lives -- to find a little girl-lost."
The movie, which is listed as currently filming, is based on Dennis Lehane's novel of the same title.
Before he starred in those first couple seasons of "Dallas," Ashton did some fun classic TV, such as "Wonder Woman," "Police Woman," "M*A*S*H" and "Starsky and Hutch." He's also appeared in films such as "Beverly Hills Cop I" and "II." Keep up with his work at his official website, http://www.johnashton.com.