Netflix’s Dumplin’ poster, photos & launch date revealed
Netflix has announced that Jennifer Aniston’s Dumplin’ movie will launch on the streamer on December 7, 2018, with the soundtrack releasing on November 30, Vital Thrills has confirmed. You can check out the official poster and new photos from the upcoming adaptation in the gallery below!
The film is based on Julie Murphy’s 2015 best-selling novel of the same name about child beauty pageants, set around an overweight teenager named Willowdean, nicknamed “Dumplin‘” by her mom. Will is full of confidence and comfortable with her body, despite the fact that her mother Rosie was a beauty queen in her teen years. She doesn’t really mind getting teased about her weight. She meets a boy named Bo who might be interested in her and now Will is starting to have feelings of self-doubt. Throughout the story, she and her mom Rosie have to deal with what they’ve done for each other, and change their relationship.
Starring alongside Aniston (Murder Mystery) are Danielle Macdonald (Bird Box), Odeya Rush (Lady Bird), Dove Cameron (Descendants), Harold Perrineau (Claws) and Bex Taylor-Klaus (Hell Fest). The movie was directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) and written by Kristin Hahn (Stargirl, Anthem).
Said to feature music as a prominent factor, the film will include new versions of Dolly Parton songs re-recorded by the legendary artist. Furthermore, Parton will collaborate with musicians like Sia and Miranda Lambert and pen six new original songs (co-written by Parton and Linda Perry). Other music artists such as Alison Krauss, Elle King, Mavis Staples and many others are also contributing to the original motion picture soundtrack for the film.
Dumplin’ will also have a theatrical release in select U.S. theaters.