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Dolly Parton film gains lead?

KristinChenoweth.jpgDolly Parton looks like she'll be next in line for a biographical film and she's already signed off on the star to play her. Kristin Chenoweth formerly of The West Wing.

Chenoweth has a BA in musical theater and a masters in opera performance. She won a Tony for Best Actress in the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown in 1999 and was nominated again in 2004 for her performance in Wicked.

According to Starpulse News Blog through Cinematical, she said that Dolly Parton has said that she couldn't see anyone better to play herself:

"I'm lacking in a few areas, bust-wise, but she has said publicly that if that were to ever come to pass she sees me doing it. She's told me that as well to my face. There is nothing that I can imagine being more fun and more challenging. I think I can do a very believable job of it. I love Dolly, everybody loves her. I talked with her at the Capitol on Memorial Day at one of the concerts...She walked up to me and she said, 'I've been hearing about you now Kristy. I just can't see anybody else playing me but you.' She calls her assistant in, 'Carol have you seen this girl? She's so me! Look at her.' Then she said, 'You know what, I'm gonna have my people stay in touch with you and see what we can do about that.'"

Well that is endorsement indeed, if the very person the film is about says that you should play her then I can't see anyone else standing in her way, especially when that person is the might of Parton!

Could you possibly think of anyone else who could play her? I wonder if Emily Procter from West Wing and more recently CSI: Miami can sing? According to her details she fronts an eighties cover band called White Lighten...



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