Dolly Parton’s Already-Immortal “Jolene” to be Further Immortalized In New Film
NBC, I'm begging of you, please don't ruin it just because you can.
Dolly Parton‘s “Jolene” is bulletproof. It’s great when Dolly does it. It’s great when The White Stripes do it. It’s even great when the 45 is played at 33 rpm. And now—hopefully—it’ll be great as a movie.
NBC announced yesterday that Jolene will be the second in a series of films based on Parton’s “songs, stories, and life,” according to Billboard. While Coat of Many Colors, based on Parton’s track of the same name, will be the first film in the extended project to see the light of day when it airs sometime during this year’s holiday season, it seems inevitable that Parton’s (arguably) best-known song should yield its most interesting fruits.
There’s no word yet on who will play the titular hussy in waiting, but former West Wing scribe John Sacret Young will be penning the script. A release date has not yet been set.