December 10th can't come soon enough!
NBC will be airing the TV movie based on Dolly Parton's childhood, Coat of Many Colors on that very day, and we can't wait!
Parton was very hands on during the movie-making process, especially when it came to the casting.
Alyvia Alyn Lind stars as young Dolly, and Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles plays her mom, Avie Lee Parton. Parton's father, Robert Lee Parton, will be played by Silver Spoons star Ricky Schroeder. TV legend Gerald McRaney plays their pastor, Rev. Jake Owen.
"Dolly told me I reminded her so much of her father," Schroder told PEOPLE magazine. "I was honored to play him."
NBC Television described Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors on IMDB.com.
"Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing, this once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes us inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Dolly who she is today. Over the years, many have attempted to bring this story to life, and now, finally, fans across America can experience the heartwarming tale of a courageous nine-year-old girl from Tennessee and the loving family that taught her the power of inner strength."
Coat of Many Colors airs on NBC on Thursday, December 10th at 9pm.
(From left: Jennifer Nettles, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Ricky Schroder, and Gerald McRaney//Photo credit: people.com)
To hold you over until December 10th, take a look at Dolly's live performance of "Coat of Many Colors."
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