Netflix has acquired the Dumplin’ movie, which features collaborations and original music from entertainment industry icon Dolly Parton. Directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses), the film is based on Julie Murphy’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel of the same name. Kristin Hahn wrote the adaptation.
Dumplin’ is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
The cast includes Danielle Macdonald (Bird Box, Skin, Paradise Hills, Patti Cake$), Jennifer Aniston (upcoming Murder Mystery, Horrible Bosses, Marley and Me), Odeya Rush (Lady Bird, Goosebumps), Dove Cameron (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Liv and Maddie, Descendants), Harold Perrineau (Claws, Lost), Bex Taylor-Klaus and Ginger Minj.
The producers are Michael Costigan, Mohamed AlRafi, Kristin Hahn, and Trish Hofmann. The executive producers are Jennifer Aniston and Danny Nozell.
The Dumplin’ movie will include newly-recorded collaborations of Dolly Parton’s classic songs in addition to six new original songs co-written by Parton and Grammy nominee Linda Perry. Special guest vocalists include Sia, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Danielle Macdonald, and Jennifer Aniston.
The film will be released later this year on Netflix in the U.S. and select international territories, and in select theaters in the U.S. The soundtrack will be available on November 30. The debut track, “Here I Am,” performed by Dolly Parton and Sia, will be available for download and streaming on September 14.