Netflix Lands Jennifer Aniston Dramedy 'Dumplin'' (Exclusive)
'Patti Cake$'s' Danielle Macdonald stars as the teenage daughter of a former beauty queen who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps.
Netflix has picked up Dumplin’, the comedic drama that pairs Jennifer Aniston with Patti Cakes$ star Danielle Macdonald.
Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) directed the feature in which music is a prominent factor, with Dolly Parton recording new versions of her classic songs with collaborators such as Sia and Miranda Lambert in addition to six new original songs co-written by Parton and Linda Perry.
The film will be released later this year on Netflix in the U.S. and select international territories. It will also be released in select U.S. theaters. The debut musical number, "Here I Am," a reworking of Parton’s 1971 song, will be released Sept. 14.
Dumplin’ is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
Odeya Rush (Goosebumps), Dove Cameron (Descendants), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Georgie Flores (Famous in Love) , Bex Taylor-Klaus and Ginger Minj are also in the movie that adapts Julie Murphy’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. Kristin Hahn wrote the script.
Michael Costigan, Mohamed AlRafi of 50 Degrees Entertainment, Hahn and Trish Hofmann produced. Aniston and Danny Nozell exec produce.
In addition to Sia and Lambert, artists involved with the original motion picture soundtrack include Alison Krauss, Elle King, Mavis Staples, Miranda Lambert, and Rhonda Vincent, among others. Aniston and Macdonald also collaborate on tracks.