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 her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town. Netflix has acquired the film,” which Jennifer Aniston stars in and is also the executive producer.

The movie also features collaborations and original music from music icon Dolly Parton, with newly-recorded collaborations of her classic songs, in addition to six new original songs co-written by Parton and Grammy Nominee Linda Perry. Special guest vocalists include Sia, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Danielle Macdonald, and Jennifer Aniston. Produced by Linda Perry and Executive Produced by Dolly Parton, the soundtrack is now available on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville (Sony Music).

RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens also jumped on the bandwagon…litterally…with this campy video of Dolly’s classic tune, Jolene.

Debut Feature Track Release Date: “Here I Am” performed by Dolly Parton & Sia is the first release from the forthcoming Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Available for download and streaming, this self-penned song was originally recorded by Parton and included on her Coat of Many Colors album (October 1971). This brand-new recording of “Here I Am” captures Dolly Parton and Sia’s striking vocal re-imagination of this classic album track.

The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses) and the screenplay is from Kristin Hahnm who wrote the adaptation of Julie Murphy’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, with Executive Producers Jennifer Aniston and Danny Nozell.

Cast: Danielle Macdonald (Bird Box, Skin, Paradise Hills, Patti Cake$), Jennifer Aniston (Upcoming Murder Mystery, Horrible Bosses, Marley and Me), Odeya Rush (Lady Bird, Goosebumps), Dove Cameron (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Liv and Maddie, Descendants), Harold Perrineau (Claws, Lost), Bex Taylor-Klaus and Ginger Minj

Dumplin’ streams on Netflix, and in select theaters in the U.S. If watching on Netflix here in Canada, the network is now going to cost you more to watch. 


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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.