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Dolly Parton signs movie deal with NBC

The life and music of country legend Dolly Parton is set to be the subject of future television movies by NBC. 

The American broadcaster announced their development deal with the 'Jolene' star in a press release.

NBC Enterainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt stated: 

"I don’t know anyone in the world who doesn’t love Dolly Parton, and the idea of developing television movies inspired by her incredible life and the stories she has sung about for decades is exciting to all of us at NBC." 

Dolly Parton previously worked with Greenblatt on the musical adaptation of the movie '9 To 5'. 

NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke added: "We’re so excited about working with her to infuse these movies with her incredible work ethic and that genuine hopefulness and positive outlook that has been her trademark for years. And you can bet there will be a lot of her music in them too." 

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