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Dolly Parton Is Heading Back To Hollywood

13/12/2017 07:39 GMT

Dolly Parton is about to break Hollywood.

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Dolly Parton performs on the main Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 29, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Gates opened on Wednesday at the Somerset dairy farm that plays host to one of the largest music festivals in the world. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


NBC Entertainment's president Bob Greenblatt has announced that the legendary country singer will appear in a series of "uplifting movies" inspired by her songs, personal writings and incredible life.

Best news ever? Oh yes.

While strumming away on her guitar/ukulele and storming the stage is her thing (her Glastonbury gig last summer was insane), Dolly is no stranger to the big screen.

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The 69-year-old American singer-songwriter starred in films including Steel Magnolias (man, we love that movie), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and 9 to 5 - for which she wrote the Academy Award-nominated theme song.

"I produced 9 to 5: The Musical on Broadway and we became very close," Greenblatt told Rolling Stone Country.

"She's just thinking about a lot of things going on in her life and things she's written about and I had lunch with her a couple of months ago and she said, 'You know, I'd love to see if there's some movies we can develop out of the stories I've been writing about.'"

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In a statement following the announcement Parton said, "I am so excited to be involved with my friend Bob Greenblatt... and my longtime friend and former agent Sam Haskell.

"We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind."

A series of films on Dolly's life sound pretty good, but imagine if there was a Dolly Parton musical? Now that would be something to see.

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