Jennifer Nettles, Gerald McRaney, Ricky Schroder Join ‘Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors’

Jennifer Nettles, Gerald McRaney and Ricky Schroder Join Dolly Parton Movie
Jennifer Nettles (Photo Credit: James Minchin III)

Jennifer Nettles, Gerald McRaney and Ricky Schroder have signed on to the cast of Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, set up at NBC and based on Dolly Parton’s family. Nettles has come on board to play Dolly Parton’s mother. McRaney will portray Grandpa Jake Owens and Schroder was cast as Dolly’s father, Lee Parton.

The original movie also features Alyvia Lind as Dolly Parton at age nine. Pamela K. Long wrote the script and executive produces along with Dolly Parton and Sam Haskell.

According to NBC, the movie is “based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing. 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 9 years old.”

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