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Dolly Parton biopic to film in Covington, needs extras

A television movie about Dolly Parton’s early life, “Coat of Many Colors,” will film in Covington soon and needs extras.

The NBC project will star Alyvia Alyn Lind, who appeared in the locally shot Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy “Blended,” as young Dolly Parton. (An adorable video clip of Parton telling Alyvia she’d nabbed the part is posted on

Jennifer Nettles will play young Dolly’s mother, Avie, and Ricky Schroeder plays her father, Lee.

Alyvia Lind will portray little Dolly Parton. The real Dolly celebrated with her when she got the part! Photo:

The movie films Aug. 25 and 27 and Sept. 1-3 in Covington and needs some extras. Email three photos of yourself in character along with your age, height, weight and phone number to if you're interested.

The needed looks are church ladies with 1950's style hairdos and "gossiping ladies" who are "in their 40s - 50s who care more about their Sunday dresses than the Sunday morning sermon."

Put either "ready for church" or "gossip girl" in the subject line, depending on which role suits you.

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