NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Country legend and amusement park entrepreneur Dolly Parton has struck a development deal with NBC that will see Parton as executive producer for an upcoming biopic.
The original film, titled "Coat of Many Colors", will be based on her upbringing, and named after Parton's seminal 1971 hit.
Parton has called the track her favorite and it tells the story of how her mother stitched together a coat for her daughter out of rags given to the family, telling her the biblical story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors. But when the girl, all excited, debuts the new coat at school, she is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing rags.
The original coat is now on display in Parton’s Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.
NBC’s deal with Parton, announced in January, includes a series of standalone TV movies based on Parton’s songs, stories and life. They will contain music but won’t be musicals, with Parton possibly appearing in some. Parton is developing the projects with production partner Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. – Staff Writers