Dolly Parton to Star in Film Adaptation of Her Book ‘Run, Rose, Run’

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Globally renowned country music star, philanthropist, and actress Dolly Parton added another title to her to that list earlier this month. As, with the help of publishing superstar James Patterson, she became a New York times bestselling author. Now, just two weeks after it hit shelves, Run, Rose, Run has scored a trip to the big screen.

Telling the story of a young woman who heads to Nashville to pursue her music-making dreams, Run, Rose, Run explores how the past can come back to haunt you. The gripping and heartbreaking story debuted at number one on the NYT Bestsellers list. Parton even released a 12 track album to accompany the book, so the decision to put the story on film should come as no surprise.

What may be a surprise is that Dolly Parton herself will be taking one of the starring roles — her first major big-screen role in ten years! The last time fans saw the star in a major film role was back in 2012 in Joyful Noise. Since then her acting projects have been either on television or streaming where she regularly appears hosting awards shows and producing TV movies and a Netflix series.

Coming from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, the film will be produced by Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, alongside Patterson and Parton.

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LeeAnn is children's librarian who joined Nerds and Beyond in 2020 as a way to stretch her writing skills and connect with others who have the same pop culture passions as she does. She loves music, reading (obviously), and any TV show that can grab and hold her attention. Currently some of her favorite things to nerd out over include Supernatural, Prodigal Son, Louden Swain and Percy Jackson (books, theater, or upcoming show - lets leave the movies out of it).
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