1. Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ to be adapted into TV movie

Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ to be adapted into TV movie

Dolly Parton's classic song "Jolene" is set to be the next one of her tracks to be adapted into a TV movie.

By: | Published: August 14, 2015 11:10 PM

Dolly Parton’s classic song “Jolene” is set to be the next one of her tracks to be adapted into a TV movie.

Dolly Parton inked a development deal with bosses at America’s NBC network earlier this year to executive produce a number of stand-alone movies based on her life and music, said the Hollywood Reporter.

During the Television Critics Association summer press tour last evening, Dolly Parton, 69, said her 1973 song about a woman confronting a lady who she believes is trying to steal her man, will be turned into a film.

China Beach creator and The West Wing writer-producer John Sacret Young has been tapped to write the screenplay for “Jolene”.

The movie will be the second in Dolly Parton’s deal – her 1971 autobiographical track Coat of Many Colors has inspired a TV film, which will feature Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and former child star Ricky Schroder.

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