Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder of Silver Spoons fame are set to play the parents of one of country music’s legends in an upcoming TV movie. Coat of Many Colors will be the story of Dolly Parton, a singer whose music is as legendary as her … figure.
The film covers the true story of country legend Dolly Parton in the years before she began working “9 to 5.” Alyvia Lind, a relative newcomer, will be playing the role of Parton at a young age in this adaptation of Pamela K Long’s screenplay. Being overseen by Parton herself, the accuracy will be as close as it gets.
Set in Tennessee’s Great Smokey Mountains, the TV movie is expected to portray the way life was for young Dolly when she was 9 years old. A tragedy happens which tests the faith of the young girl and her family, and forges the spirit of one of country music’s all-time greats.
Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder are two of the biggest stars of Coat of Many Colors, a film whose title may have been inspired by the biblical story of Jacob and Esau. In that story, Jacob’s mother led him to fool his blind father into granting him his brother’s birthright, and it spawned a rivalry.
The official description of the Dolly Parton TV movie doesn’t mention it though.
“This once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today. The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smokey Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Dolly’s whole life and performing career, but rather a family-oriented, faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family’s life around the time she was nine years old.”
Are you planning to catch Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles and Silver Spoons‘ Ricky Schroder in the Dolly Parton TV movie Coat of Many Colors?
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