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Dolly Parton Is Heading Back To Hollywood

19/01/2015 12:49 | Updated 20 May 2015

Dolly Parton is about to break Hollywood.

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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.

Dolly Parton to Be Center of NBC Movie Series

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.'"

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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