Dolly Parton has just announced that a tv movie biopic of her Tennesse childhood has been greenlit for production by NBC.
The fair Dolly Parton made a surprise appearance at NBC Upfronts in New York City yesterday morning to announce her tv movie Coat of Many Colours.
Parton told People Magazine in March, “I’m going to be doing a lot of stories from my life and songs that I’ve written, movies of the week and some specials,” she said. “So I’m looking forward to getting back into production and getting to act in some of the shows.”
The made-for-tv film will be the first in a series based upon Dolly Parton’s songs and life. According to the film’s official description, the special “takes us inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Dolly who she is today.”
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt confirmed its upcoming production.
This series of films may also reveal where her liberal attitude to LGBT rights came from; we have been reminded numerous times about her passion for gay rights and even a clip from 20 years ago in which she talks about trans rights.
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