NBC has set a December 10, 2015 premiere date for Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. The holiday special will air at 9pm ET/PT and is based on Dolly Parton’s childhood and stars Alyvia Alyn Lind as a nine year-old Dolly. Jennifer Nettles is set to play Dolly’s mother and Ricky Schroder will be playing Dolly’s father. Gerard McRaney has been cast as Dolly’s grandfather, Jake Owens.
Pamela K. Long wrote the script and serves as an executive producer along with Dolly Parton and Sam Haskell. Filming is expected to get underway this week in Atlanta.
Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors 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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