Netflix Acquires Adaptation of Julie Murphy’s DUMPLIN’

Netflix bought the rights to DUMPLIN’, the movie adaptation of Julie Murphy’s novel of the same name, which stars Jennifer Aniston. 

It has been a while since we heard anything about Dumplin’, which we knew starred Jennifer Aniston, as former beauty queen Rosie Dixon, and Danielle Macdonald as her plus-sized daughter, Willowdean Dixon, nicknamed Dumplin’, who signs up for her town’s teen pageant as a show of protest.

Netflix plans to release Dumplin’ on its platform later this year, naturally, but it will also have showings in select theaters, according to Variety.

The movie was directed by Anne Fletcher, whose credits include such pop culture favorites like Step Up, and the rom-coms The Proposal and 27 Dresses. The screenplay was written by producer writer Kristin Hanh who also wrote the upcoming animated TV movie, Stargirl, based off Jerry Spinelli’s bestseller.

Original music will be created by legendary country music artist Dolly Parton!

Other cast members include Odeya Rush (The Giver), Dove Cameron (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Scream: The TV Series), Luke Benward (Life of the Party), Maddie Baillio (Hairspray Live!), and Ann Mahoney (The Walking Dead).

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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