Dolly Parton Announces ‘Coat of Many Colors’ Movie for NBC

Dolly Parton’s true story of rags to riches will be told in an upcoming made-for-TV movie.

Dolly Parton and NBC are teaming up for a series of television movies based around some of her most famous songs.

The first film, Coat of Many Colors, was announced on May 11 as the first movie to be aired on the network. The two-hour long film will follow the true story of Parton’s impoverished childhood in East Tennessee. Parton’s mother made her a coat stitched from rags that were donated to the family, which became the inspiration for her 1971 hit song.

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Parton, who will act as the film’s executive producer, and NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced their partnership and plans for the film series earlier this January. It is currently unclear if Parton herself will star in the role.

“This once-in-a-lifetime movie 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,” says the project’s official description, according to Broadway World.An official air date for Coat of Many Colors has not yet been announced.

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Dolly Parton Announces ‘Coat of Many Colors’ Movie for NBC