"Dolly Parton, Sia Drop Collab From ‘Dumplin" Soundtrack

Lewis Collier
September 14, 2018

Netflix announced on Wednesday it has picked up US and global rights to "Dumplin", a comedic drama starring Jennifer Aniston and "Patti Cakes$" star Danielle Macdonald.

Netflix has acquired Dumplin, a film about a plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen who adores Dolly Parton and her music. Anne Fletcher is directing the musical comedy from a script by Kristin Hahn.

Parton, who is an acclaimed songwriter/storyteller and one of the most honored female country performers of all time, contributed newly-recorded collaborations of some of her most popular songs in addition to six new original compositions co-written by Parton and Grammy nominee Linda Perry. This self-penned song was originally recorded by Parton and included on her Coat of Many Colors album (October 1971).

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Early on Friday morning, Parton shared news of the song's release on Twitter, writing: "Well I sure am proud to share the first single from the Dumplin" soundtrack with y'all! The film is based on Julie Murphy's 2015 best-selling novel of the same name about child beauty pageants. Other cast members include Odeya Rush (Goosebumps), Dove Cameron (Descendants), Harold Perrineau(Lost), Bex Taylor-Klaus and Ginger Minj. It is expected Netflix will release Dumplin' later this year, while the soundtrack will be released on November 30. Aniston as Rosie with Danielle Macdonald as the titular character.

Michael Costigan, Mohamed AlRafi and his company 50 Degrees Entertainment, Hahn and Trish Hofmann served as producers on the film, with Aniston and Danny Nozell executive producing.

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