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Dolly Parton ‘in talks’ for a musical biopic – and has her eye on a big star

Here she comes again.

Dolly Parton, 76, recently shared this while she’s been pondering narrating a musical biopic or theater production the story of her almost 66-year careerthe project – like most things – has been delayed due to the coronavirus.

“I was talking about doing my Broadway musical and we were really, really far away from that, and then COVID came along and it changed my mind about a whole lot of things,” Parton admitted in a recent performance “Mr. Nashville talks.”

However, the Music legend and celebrated philanthropist hasn’t given up hope of bringing them to life in any form.

“I intend to be on Broadway one day, but I’m thinking now that I could do my life story as a feature film,” she said of a potential film. “Maybe even a musical feature, we’re in talks about that.”

Parton previously offered hope to other actresses, saying the project would likely need multiple women to portray her throughout her six-decade track record as entertainers.

“We’d probably have to have — as long as my career goes — a small dolly and a medium dolly and then the older one,” she said said in a 2021 interview with Southern Living Magazine.

But an accomplished singer is practically a shoo-in to replicate iconic blonde bombshell look and twangy classics as one of the Dolly doubles.

“I love Kristin Chenoweth,” Parton said the 53-year-old Broadway award-winning star in a 2020 Marie Claire interview. “She’s just absolutely amazing.”

Dolly Parton and Kristin Chenoweth smile for a photo together
Both Parton and Chenoweth have expressed their excitement and desire to work together on the project.
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Luckily for fans of this dream casting, Parton isn’t the only one excited about the much-anticipated project. Chenoweth has also been open about her excitement at performing as “Backwoods Barbie,” even giving fans a mock audition.

During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show in 2021, guest host Jay Leno asked Chenoweth if she had plans to perform as Parton in a musical, noting that she clearly had the voice — both speaking and singing — for the role have.

“Well, I will. I’m missing a few things – and I think we both know what they are. she jokedgestured with her hands near her breasts.

She noted that Parton has discussed her hopes the “Wicked” star to portray her but shared that there were no solid plans for the project.

“Dolly, hurry up! I’m ready!” Chenoweth said to the camera. “I just grew up listening to her and, you know, I do a pretty good one…” before singing a perfect imitation of Parton’s classic hit “Here You Come Again.” .

Then she changed things up and sweetly sang a few lines of “Jolene,” apparently proving her right to be cast as Parton’s replica.

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Dolly Parton still hopes to make a production about her six-decade career in entertainment.
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