Dolly Parton is about to be a film star once more in a newly-announced adaptation of “Run, Rose, Run”.
NEW YORK — With some help from her pal Reese Witherspoon, Dolly Parton is trying to be a film star once more.
Parton is teaming with Witherspoon’s Hi there Sunshine media firm for an adaptation of the best-selling novel she co-wrote with James Patterson, “Run, Rose, Run.” Printed in early March, the Nashville-based guide facilities on a bond between an aspiring nation singer and a retired nation celebrity, a personality Parton has mentioned throughout media interviews that she was anxious to play on movie.
“James and I like Reese and look ahead to working together with her and her fantastic staff,” Parton mentioned in an announcement Monday.
Hi there Sunshine confirmed on Twitter that Parton is about to star within the adaptation.
Witherspoon, who grew up in Nashville and gained an Oscar for enjoying nation nice June Carter Money in “Stroll the Line,” mentioned in an announcement that Parton had lengthy been one in every of her idols.
“Dolly Parton shouldn’t be solely an icon to me, however a real inspiration to ladies and ladies in all places,” Witherspoon mentioned. “My admiration for her grew to even larger heights when studying ‘Run, Rose, Run,’ a gripping and heartbreaking guide I couldn’t put down. I couldn’t really feel extra honored to be working alongside her and James to carry this exceptional story to the display screen.”
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Parton mentioned on Instagram that writing the novel with Patterson was “a dream come true.”
“Having it turn out to be a New York Instances finest vendor is much more than I ever dreamed of,” Parton wrote. “Simply goes to indicate you should you attain for the celebs… you simply would possibly catch one or two. Thanks James. You’re the very best, and congratulations!”
Parton has principally acted in tv in recent times, together with a visitor look on “Grace & Frankie,” however within the Eighties and Nineties starred in such function movies as ”9 to five,” “Metal Magnolias” and “Straight Discuss.”