Dolly Parton’s book to be adapted by Reece Witherspoon’s production company


Dolly Parton’s novel Run, Rose, Run is set to be made into a film by Reese Witherspoon’s production company.

Run, Rose, Run was released in March this year and co-written by singer-songwriter Parton, 76, and author James Patterson, 75.

In an Instagram post, Parton revealed that the book, which shares the same title as her latest studio album, will be made into a movie by Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine and Sony Pictures.

Along with a photo of herself and Patterson, she wrote, “Run, Rose, Run is coming 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!”

The novel follows a young singer on her rise to fame, while also being on the run and determined to survive.

Parton is supposed to star in the film adaptation, according to a post on Hello Sunshine’s Instagram account.

A caption next to a photo of Parton holding the book read, “We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with @sonypictures on our adaptation of the New York Times bestseller ‘Run Rose Run,’ and that the only and only @dollyparton will be in the movie!

“@RunRoseRunMovie centers on a young woman who travels to Nashville to pursue her dreams of creating music.

“The source of her heartbreaking songs is a brutal secret she’s tried desperately to hide, but the past she’s fled seeks to control her future – and it may destroy everything she’s worked for.”

Witherspoon founded Hello Sunshine with business partner Seth Rodsky in 2016.

The company has produced a number of popular titles, including The Morning Show (2019) and the adaptation of Celeste Ng’s novel Little Fires Everywhere.

Hello Sunshine is also responsible for adapting Delia Owens’ bestselling novel Where the Crawdads Sing, which is slated for release in July.

In addition to Run, Rose, Run, Patterson has written over 200 novels, including the popular detective series Alex Cross.


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