Dolly Parton to Make Cameo in ‘Christmas of Many Colors’
A sequel to Dolly Parton‘s hit TV movie Coat of Many Colors will air later this year -- and the country icon herself will make an appearance in the film.
In a new interview with Vogue, Parton revealed that, at the time of the conversation, she was "just outside of Atlanta ... working on a new Christmas movie."
"We’re filming today and tomorrow," Parton told the magazine. "We’re just off a few days at home, and then I came down to do a little cameo part in the movie that’s coming out this Christmas, and then we’re back out on the road."
The new TV movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, will find the Parton family — specifically, Parton’s father and his children — sacrificing their own wants and needs for a special gift for Parton’s mother during an unexpected blizzard, and an important person in Parton’s life starting to recognize that she is meant for musical stardom. Alyvia Alyn Lind will revise her role as a young Parton, while Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder will return as Parton’s parents; Coat of Many Colors director Stephen Herek has signed on again as well, with Pamela K. Long writing the script and Long, Sam Haskell and Parton as the movie’s executive producers.
Coat of Many Colors, which aired in December of 2015, earned 15.9 million viewers overall; it was the most-watched film on broadcast or cable TV in nearly seven years. An air date for Christmas of Many Colors will be announced at a later date, and in addition to the Coat of Many Colors sequel, fans can also expect to see another made-for-TV movie from Parton, based on her song “Jolene,” soon.
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