Parton will be working with Hello Sunshine media company Witherspoon to adapt "Run, Rose Run," the best-selling novel she wrote with James Patterson. Parton said that the book, which is set in Nashville, centers on the bond between aspiring country singers and retired stars.
Parton released a statement Monday saying that James and I love Reese, and we look forward to working together with her and her amazing team.
Witherspoon stated that Dolly Parton was not only an icon for me but also a true inspiration for women and girls all over the world. "My admiration for her grew even more when I read 'Run, Rose, Run,'which was a gripping, heartbreaking book that I couldn't put down. It was an honor to work alongside James and bring this amazing story to life on screen.
Parton has mainly acted on television in recent years, with a guest appearance in "Grace & Frankie," but in 1980s and 1990s starred as a star in feature films such as "9 to 5," "Steel Magnolias", and "Straight Talk."