Netflix Acquires Dumplin Featuring Soundtrack Created by Dolly Parton

The soundtrack is set for release worldwide on Nov. 30.

Written by Lauren Laffer
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Fans anxiously awaiting the film Dumplin’ will get to catch it from the comfort of home thanks to Netflix. The multimedia company has acquired the Jennifer Aniston-starring film, with a soundtrack created by Dolly Parton.

Dumplin’ follows the story of a plus-size daughter of a former beauty queen. The two butt heads after the daughter signs up for her mother’s beauty pageant as a sign of protest. After encouraging other contestants to follow in her footsteps, she revolutionizes the pageant and her small Texas town.

To pump herself up to face the critics, the daughter listens to the music of Dolly Parton. Because of this, filmmakers invited the legendary singer/songwriter to collaborate on the soundtrack. Throughout the process, Parton re-recorded some of her most popular songs, added collaborations and wrote six new original songs.

The featured guest vocalists include Sia, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston.

The soundtrack is set for release worldwide on Nov. 30 via Dolly Records/RCA Nashville (Sony Music), but the debut track, “Here I Am,” is available now. The track, featuring Parton and Sia, was originally cut on Parton’s Coat of Many Colors album (1971) and was re-recorded for the film.

The film is the second project Parton has signed on to with Netflix, after agreeing to a partnership that would release movies based on her biggest hits. Set for release in 2019, the company will debut eight original films that highlights one of the Tennessee native’s songs.

Dumplin’ is set for release later this year on Netflix in the U.S. and select international territories. It will also be released to select U.S. theaters.