Dolly Parton and NBC have teamed up to release an extended trailer of the upcoming television movie Coat of Many Colors, which is based on the country music icon’s autobiographical hit.
According to Rolling Stone, the clip is introduced by Parton herself, and it focuses on Jennifer Nettles’ portrayal of her mother.
“I have so many memories of growing up here,” Parton says of the Smokey Mountains in her introduction. “This Christmas I would love to give a gift to you — my favorite song that I’ve ever written tells the true story of my childhood.”
“Coat of Many Colors” was chosen as the first film in a series of movies NBC is planning to make about Parton’s hits. The song came out in 1971, and many say it is the most heartfelt and personal song Parton would ever write and record.
The song and movie tell the story of the patchwork coat Parton’s mother sewed for her out of discarded rags. It not only symbolizes Parton’s difficult upbringing, but also the biblical story of Joseph and his dream coat.
We can’t wait to see this movie!