Patsy & Loretta, the upcoming movie about the friendship between Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, premieres this October on Lifetime. But fans of the country legends won't have to wait to get a glimpse of the much anticipated movie. The first trailer for the film debuted today (July 24).
The trailer captures Cline's determination to lift up her fellow women artists and Lynn's journey from a Kentucky dreamer to a country music superstar taking ownership over her career.
In 1961, when Cline was in the hospital recovering from a near-fatal car crash, she heard Lynn perform on Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree. Struck by her talent, Cline reached out to Lynn to meet her in person. The two became close friends and Cline served as a mentor to Lynn. Cline died in a plane crash in 1963 at the age of 30.
Lynn, who released her debut single "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl" in 1960, would follow in Cline's footsteps as one of the most respected country vocalists in history. Her songs "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)," "You Ain't Woman Enough," "Fist City," and "Coal Miner's Daughter" have become country standards. Lynn released her most recent album Wouldn't It Be Great in 2018.
Here's the film's synopsis via TV Line:
"When they first met, Patsy (Hilty) was already one of the biggest stars in country music while Loretta (Mueller) was just a coal miner's daughter, starting off with little to her name but a $17 guitar. Instead of seeing Loretta as competition, Patsy took Loretta under her wings to help her make it in Nashville. Soon, they became close friends, touring together, bonding over their husband troubles and commiserating on being females in the male-dominated music business."
Patsy & Loretta was directed by Callie Khouri, who created the Nashville television series and directed the classic film Thelma & Louise.