For a few years we’ve been sitting on the fact that Julie Murphy’s bestselling novel Dumplin’ was coming to the small screen as a Netflix original movie, well we finally have something new to hold on to with the release of the film’s first trailer!
While some of the faces are more familiar than others, this is our first glimpse of the cast in action and I am totally thrilled. The trailer provides the perfect taste of Danielle Macdonald, our Willdowdean, perfectly embodying the brave, big girl facing her fears and proving herself to everyone — including herself. Jennifer Aniston is sure to be the perfect, over-the-top, Texas pageant mom to Danielle Macdonald’s Willowdean. Not to mention an appearance by RuPaul’s Drag Race alumna Ginger Minj.
Check out the poster for the upcoming film, below.
Just about everything in this trailer feels right, the characters, the look, the drama, the huge Dolly Parton presence. One of the best things about Murphy’s Dumplin’ is how well all of Willowdean’s relationships are fleshed out and explored—with her best friend, her love interest, her fellow misfits, and rival—and I’m excited to see how those are displayed on screen in comparison to the already heated dynamic between mother and daughter.
This novel is all about self-discovery, self-love, and being someone you have always wanted to be and all signs from this trailer point to a great adaptation!
Dumplin’ arrives on Netflix December 7.