One movie that I can’t wait for is Dumplin’. Julie Murphy’s book changed my life and I can’t wait to see it come to the big screen.
Deadline is reporting that Odeya Rush has been added to the cast of Dumplin’ alongside Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald. She will play Ellen ‘El’ Dryver, who is Willowdean’s best friend. She complicates Willowdean’s life when she decides to enter the same beauty pageant as her.
If you aren’t familiar with the books, you need to be. The books tell the story of Willowdean, who was given the nickname Dumplin’ by her former pageant queen mom. She’s outspoken and does a mean Dolly Parton impression. Willowdean enters a beauty pageant run by her mother in order to get under her skin and that inspires others. “The Revolutionaries” encourage her to keep going and participate and reinvent traditions.
We are telling you – this book is not only funny, it’s EMPOWERING.
The movie is being directed by Anne Fletcher who also directed Bring it On.
Dumplin’ begins production in Atlanta in August. No release date has been set.