See a Preview of Dolly Parton’s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ TV Movie
“The Great Smoky Mountains — my home. I have so many memories of growing up here,” Parton says in the clip, which you can watch above. “This Christmas, I would love to give a gift to you. My favorite song that I’ve ever written tells the true story of my childhood, about a little coat that my mama made for me.”
Coat of Many Colors is based on the country legend’s childhood and named after a single that she released in 1971. The movie, set in 1955, is “a family-oriented, faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family’s life around the time she was 9 years old.”
The preview features shots of Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder in the roles of Parton’s mother and father, respectively. Fans will also get their first look at Alyvia Lind in the role of young Parton; the actress was selected for the role by the country icon herself.
“She told me, ‘I loved your little eyes,'” Lind recalls of auditioning in front of Parton.
Coat of Many Colors is the first in a series of TV movies that the award-winning singer will produce for NBC based on her life, stories and songs. Parton has revealed that her second made-for-TV film for the TV network will be based on her song “Jolene.” John Sacret Young, who worked on The West Wing, is writing the script.
Coat of Many Colors is set to premiere on Dec. 10 at 9PM ET on NBC.
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