Dolly Parton Is Teaming Up With Reese Witherspoon For A Film Adaptation Of Her Novel With James Patterson, ‘Run, Rose, Run’

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Dolly Parton and Reese Witherspoon are truly a match made in Heaven.

And they’re set to be co-producers, along with Lauren Neustadter, on a film adaptation of Run, Rose, Run, the novel that Dolly recently penned with author James Patterson. They will produce the feature film for Reese’s production company, Hello Sunshine.

Dolly has said before that she wants to play the character of Ruthanna, the retired country music icon voiced by Dolly in the audiobook of the novel, so it’s likely we’ll get to see her on the big screen for this movie.

Of course, Dolly has starred in plenty of other movies before, including some absolute classics like 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Reese, a Nashville native herself, said that she can’t wait to work with one of her heroes:

“Growing up in Nashville, I’ve loved Dolly since the moment I heard her magical voice and saw her luminous personality shine onstage.

Beyond her magnetic presence as an artist and performer, she is one of the greatest songwriters and storytellers of our time.

Her impact knows no bounds – as a musician, actor, writer, businesswoman, activist and all around incredible human being – Dolly Parton is not only an icon to me, but a true inspiration to women and girls everywhere.”

Of course, Reese has starred in some fantastic movies, too, like Walk the Line, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama and tons more, so we’ll see if she has a role in the upcoming film, as well.

No other casting announcements have been made thus far, nor have they given a release date for the movie or any other specifics in that regard.

Dolly also released an album to go along with the novel you’re likely to hear in the films soundtrack, which include duets with Joe Nichols and Ben Haggard.


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