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Dolly Parton, NBC move forward with new movie

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Dolly Parton performs at the 2015 NBC Upfront presentation. AP photo Dolly Parton performs at the 2015 NBC Upfront presentation. AP photo

(WBIR) - NBC is going forward with plans to present an original movie called "Coat of Many Colors" that will be based on entertainer Dolly Parton's humble Sevier County upbringing.

Parton appeared Monday morning in New York as the network made its Primetime Preview Presentation, and she will be executive producer of the movie.

Parton talked with our NBC affiliate WBIR last month about her plans to work with NBC.

NBC has a development agreement with Parton that includes a series of "standalone TV movies based on Parton's songs, stories and life. They will contain music but won't be musicals, with Parton possibly appearing in some," according to Dolly Parton Entertainment.

The upcoming movie takes its name from her song of the same title, which she wrote as a young musician looking back at her childhood. Parton's mother made the coat for Parton out of rags. Her mother compared it to the biblical Joseph's coat.

Read more at WBIR's website.

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