Dolly Parton is set to become the star of the film adaptation of her very own novel ‘Run, Rose, Run.’
And is it any surprise?
Not really, the country music star now aged 76, has proven time and time again she’s capable of anything
Dolly Parton in ‘Run, Rose, Run’
The film is set to be a collaborative project between Reese Witherspoon and Parton’s co-author James Patterson.
Dolly Parton will serve as a producer on the film with Witherspoon and Patterson, as well as her on-screen role.
The film is being produced by Hello Sunshine, the media company founded by Reese Witherspoon.
As an avid Dolly Parton fan who grew up in Nashville Reese said the singer “is not only an icon to me, but a true inspiration to women and girls everywhere.”
“I’ve loved Dolly since the moment I heard her magical voice and saw her luminous personality shine onstage.”
“Beyond her magnetic presence as an artist and performer, she is one of the greatest songwriters and storytellers of our time.
“Her impact knows no bounds – as a musician, actor, writer, businesswoman, activist and all-around incredible human being.”
The country music legend is equally as excited to be part of the film project as well.
“I’m proud, excited, and honoured to be working with my good friend Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine on the movie of ‘Run, Rose, Run’ from the novel I co-wrote with James Patterson.”
“James and I love Reese and look forward to working with her and her wonderful team.”
Run, Rose, Run has topped the New York Times bestseller list since its release recently.
In true Dolly Parton style, of course, the book follows the story of a young singer/songwriter who is out to take on the whole, no matter what.
“Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.”
Dolly has also released an album of the same name to accompany the book.
Watch Dolly Parton and James Patterson talk about Run, Rose, Run below.
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