The movie about living legend Dolly Parton‘s inspiring upbringing is coming soon to a TV near you.
“Coat of Many Colors“, a family-oriented faith-based story, profiles Parton’s childhood as she was raised as one of 12 children in poverty in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955. The film takes an intimate look at the tight-knit Parton family as they ban together to overcome tragedy and learn the healing power of love and family.
Parton was very involved in the making of the film and even helped cast the actors that play herself and her family. Eight-year-old Alyvia Alyn Lind stars as a young Dolly in the film while Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder play her parents.
“Dolly told me I reminded her so much of her father,” Schroder told People in an interview. “I was honored to play him.”
“I had an incredible time making this movie,” Nettles told People. “It’s such an incredible story.”
“Coat of Many Colors” airs December 10 on NBC at 9/8 c.
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