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Dolly Parton wants TV movie to highlight family life

Published 01/08/2015

Dolly Parton is working with NBC on a TV movie of her life based on her hit song Coat Of Many Colours (Invision/AP)
Dolly Parton is working with NBC on a TV movie of her life based on her hit song Coat Of Many Colours (Invision/AP)

Dolly Parton wants the upcoming TV movie about her life growing up poor in Appalachia to show viewers the kind of family she thinks is missing on television today.

Parton, 69, is working with NBC on the movie, which she expects will be coming out later this year, based on her hit song Coat Of Many Colours.

Eight-year-old actress Alyvia Lind has been cast to play the young Parton on the movie set of 1950s East Tennessee, while Parton may appear as well.

Parton is headlining two sold-out shows in Nashville, Tennessee, this weekend, the first time the country legend has played Music City in 12 years.

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