Canadian Dolly Parton pic adds cast

Macha Grenon, Gil Bellows, Julia Stone join Tara Johns debut

TORONTO -- Macha Grenon, Gil Bellows and Julia Stone have jumped on board Tara Johns' debut feature "The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom," from indie producers Palomar and Buffalo Gal Pictures.

The $3 million Canadian coming-of-age movie, shooting in Montreal and Winnipeg, portrays newcomer Stone as an 11 year-old girl running away and being pursued by her adoptive mother, played by Quebec actor Grenon.

The ensemble cast includes Rebecca Croll, Rebecca Windheim, Mung-Ling Tsui and Trevor Hayes.

"The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom" will be released in Quebec by Metropole Films and in the rest of Canada by Mongrel Media.

Barbara Shrier and Liz Jarvis share the producer credits.