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(2018)

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Julie Murphy, the author of the book the film is based on, made a cameo at the end of the movie.
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Jennifer Aniston, who produced the film, used a number of Dolly Parton's classic songs on the soundtrack since the main character, Willowdean, is a huge Dolly Parton fan. Aniston also got Parton to write some new songs for the film, including the theme song.
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During an Interview, Julie Murphy admitted that Jennifer Aniston mistook one of the Dolly queens (Jason Cozmo, who impersonates Dolly regularly) for Dolly Parton herself.
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Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston recorded the song "Push and Pull" with Dolly Parton for the movie. Aniston said she got really emotional after they finished singing the song because "it was a childhood dream come true."
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The producers took the cast to a Sunday drag brunch so they could get to know each other.
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The film is based on the 2015 young adult novel of the same name by Julie Murphy. There is a second book in the series called "Puddin'," and it follows the supporting characters of "Dumplin'."
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Dolly Parton already owned a copy of the book "Dumplin'" before her manager even told her it was going to be a movie.
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When Julie Murphy saw Maddie Baillio in Hairspray Live! (2016), she immediately E-mailed the producers and asked them to figure out a way to use her for the movie.
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James Corden was offered the role of Lee but turned it down.
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The scene with Will and Candee Disch, where Will tears the scarves she is using for her magic trick, was completely real.
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Harold Perrineau's role was the final and most difficult role to cast.
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The movie was filmed almost entirely in Georgia.
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Dove Cameron (Bekah) and Maddie Baillio (Millie) both started in Hairspray Live!
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Maddie Baillio and Dove Cameron starred in NBC's Hairspray Live! (2016) as Tracy Turnblad and Amber Von Tussle, respectively.
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Anne Fletcher, Kristin Hahn, and the rest of the producers were so smitten with Joshua Allan Eads that they decided to expand her role, and most of her lines were improvised.
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Julie Murphy was allowed to keep Rosie's beauty pageant sash and Will's name tag from Harpy's.
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Ann Mahoney was first cast as Millie's mother but was later replaced by Kathy Najimy.
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Principal photography on the film began on August 21, 2017 in Covington, Georgia and ended in October.
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Luke Benward and Dove Cameron both starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cloud 9 (2014).
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Kathy Najimy and Dan Finnerty are married.
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Kathy Najimy, credited here as "Millie's mom," previously played recurring character Dr. Mildred "Millie" Finch in Numb3rs.
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