DUMPLIN Adaptation Adds THE GIVER’s Odeya Rush

DUMPLIN reveals the actress behind Willowdean Dickson’s best friend!

Odeya Rush (The Giver, Goosebumps) is the latest addition to the cast of Dumplin, based on the 2015 YA novel by Julie Murphy.

Rush will play Ellen ‘El’ Dryver, the best friend of main character Willowdean ‘Dumplin’ Dickson (Danielle Macdonald). When Willowdean enters a Texas beauty pageant to show off her plus-sized confidence and spite her former beauty queen mom (Jennifer Aniston), El also joins with with serious hopes of winning. It complicates Will’s plan to rebel against pageant tropes just as other outcast students begin to follow her lead.

Dumplin is due to start shooting in Atlanta later this year. The film does not have a release date lined up quite yet.

Want to get the whole story right away? The novel by Julie Murphy is available now via Amazon.




By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.

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