Netflix has acquired Dumplin’, the upcoming comedy that will bring together the stardom of Jennifer Aniston and the much-loved music of Dolly Parton. According to an article in Slate, Aniston will bring the movie, directed by Anne Fletcher, to life as both co-executive producer and mother of the protagonist, played by Danielle Macdonald.
For the soundtrack, Parton is rerecording some of her most famous songs in addition to producing six new ones. Sia, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, and even Aniston herself will also appear on the soundtrack.
Dumplin’ is based of the Julie Murphy book which follows the plus-size daughter of a former beauty queen who enters a small-town beauty pageant as an act or protest, according to Slate. As Netflix churns out more and more movies, superstars like Aniston and Parton continue to flock.
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