Netflix released the first trailer for “Dumplin'” a new project that will feature original music from Dolly Parton and has an all-star cast. The film follows a plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest. The situation quickly escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town. This is the first official trailer released for the film, which is coming to Netflix, and you can get a great preview of the movie below.
Starring in “Dumplin'” are 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 project was directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses) working from a screenplay by Kristin Hahn. The film is based on Julie Murphy’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel of the same name.
As we mentioned earlier, Grammy & Emmy Award Winner and Academy, Golden Globe & Tony Award Nominee Dolly Parton added 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.
“Here I Am,” which is 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). This brand-new recording of “Here I Am” captures Dolly Parton and Sia’s striking vocal re-imagination of this classic album track.