The upcoming film Dumplin', adapted from the best selling book by Julie Murphy, was recently acquired by Netflix. Those with the popular streaming service will easily be able to see this coming-of-age tale that heavily features Dolly Parton's music.
Dumplin' stars Danielle MacDonald as Willowdean, the plus size daughter of a former beauty queen played by Jennifer Aniston. Willowdean decides to turn the small Texas town beauty pageant her mother once won on its head by entering the contest and starting a personal revolution that sends waves through the town.
Willowdean is greatly inspired by Parton's music, even her name is a reference to Parton's actual sister, Willadeene. Appropriately, the film's soundtrack is provided by none other than the country legend herself. It will feature some of Parton's old hits reimagined through collaborations with Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Elle King, Sia, Mavis Staples, Rhonda Vincent, MacDonald and more. Additionally, Parton penned six new songs with Grammy award winner Linda Perry (who also acted as producer) that will round out the soundtrack.
The album's single, to be released on Sept. 14, is "Here I Am," a collaboration with Sia on a track Parton wrote for her 1971 record, Coat of Many Colors. The full album sees a release on Nov. 30 from Dolly Records/RCA Nashville (Sony Music).
Currently, there isn't an exact release date for Dumplin's availability on Netflix, nor is there a trailer to see how the film will look, but just knowing that the movie will get a nationwide release is cause for excitement. Dumplin' will also still hit theaters in select cities for those who want to catch it on the big screen and hear Parton's soundtrack in surround-sound.