Netflix Picks Up “Dumplin'” with Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald and Dove Cameron
Coming soon to Netflix
Netflix has confirmed that the company has acquired the film “Dumplin’,” which features collaborations and original music from the one and only Dolly Parton. In the story Dumplin’ is a plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest. Soon the situation escalates as other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
The film has a great cast, including 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 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Liv and Maddie, Descendants); Harold Perrineau (Claws, Lost); Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Ginger Minj. The film was directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses) working from a screenplay written by Kristin Hahn. The film itself was based on Julie Murphy’s number-one New York Times bestselling novel of the same name.
Getting back to the music, Grammy and Emmy Award Winner and Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award Nominee Dolly Parton joined the project bringing newly-recorded collaborations of her 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.
Netflix stopped short of confirming an exact released date but the film will be released later this year on Netflix in the U.S. and select international territories. Netflix will also be bringing the film to select theaters in the U.S., which could help qualify the film for several awards.
Debut Feature Track Release Date: “Here I Am” performed by Dolly Parton & Sia is the first release from the forthcoming Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Available for download and streaming on September 14, this self-penned song was originally recorded by Parton and included on her Coat of Many Colors album (October 1971).