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.
— Julie Murphy (@andimJULIE) September 12, 2018
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!
I'm thrilled to tell y'all @netflix is releasing Dumplin', a movie I've been working on with some very talented folks💕
The soundtrack releases worldwide Nov. 30th & the film will be out later this year! Stay tuned! 😊 https://t.co/jR9UxOZKcq
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 12, 2018
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).