Another classic song from Dolly Parton will be adapted into a made-for-TV movie.
The country icon’s 1974 hit, “Jolene”, will be the second track to be adapted for the small screen by NBC. The movie will be be written by John Sacret Young, who’s known for his work on The West Wing. No other details about the production have been released so far.
A movie based off Parton’s 1973 single, “Coat of Many Colors”, is currently in production. Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland was recently cast to play Parton’s mother in the film for which Parton will act as executive producer.
“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,” the project’s official description said, according to Broadway World.
In between working on these new film productions, Parton has been keeping busy with her other endeavors.
Her theme park, Dollywood, just announced plans to build the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world. Last month, Parton played two sold-out shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The rare live appearances helped raise money for the W.O. Smith Music School and the Opry Trust Fund.