Dolly Parton Is Getting Ready To Bring 'Run, Rose, Run' To The 'Big Screen'

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Dolly Parton is getting ready to turn her co-authored novel into a film. The country music legend shared a photo with her fellow author, bestseller James Patterson, as the two get ready to join forces with Reese Witherspoon to produce Run, Rose, Run as a feature film via Witherspoon’s storytelling media company. In March, Parton and Patterson released their co-authored bookRun, Rose, Run, with Parton’s companion album of the same name. Parton will star in Hello Sunshine’s feature film adaptation of the book, according to a previous press release. Parton gushed in a new caption on social media: “Run, Rose, Run is going to the big screen! I can't wait to make this dream come true with @HelloSunshine@SonyPictures, and some of my favorite people, @JamesPattersonBooks and @ReeseWitherspoon!”

“Growing up in Nashville, I’ve loved Dolly since the moment I heard her magical voice and saw her luminous personality shine onstage,” Witherspoon said in a previous statement. “Beyond her magnetic presence as an artist and performer, she is one of the greatest songwriters and storytellers of our time. Her impact knows no bounds - as a musician, actor, writer, businesswoman, activist and all around incredible human being - Dolly Parton is not only an icon to me, but a true inspiration to women and girls everywhere. My admiration for her grew to even greater heights when reading Run, Rose, Run, a gripping and heartbreaking book I couldn't put down. I couldn’t feel more honored to be working alongside her and James to bring this remarkable story to the screen.”

See Parton’s photo here: