CALLING ALL DUMPLIN FANS!!! We just got the most perfect Willowdean in the world and we are FREAKING OUT. Danielle Macdonald, the break-out star of Sundance movie Patti Cake$, will play Willowdean Dickson! The Sydney-native will star opposite Jennifer Aniston in comedy-drama Dumplin‘. Macdonald is proving to make waves in the film and TV industry so it goes without saying that we can’t wait to see what she brings to this role– and apparently Julie Murphy can’t wait either. We don’t blame her!
— Julie Murphy (@andimJULIE) June 13, 2017
Kristin Hahn wrote the Dumplin’ adaptation and will produce alongside Michael Costigan. Costigan/COTA Films production company will be behind this masterpiece. Costigan was an executive producer on “Brokeback Mountain,” “Stoker,” “Out of the Furnace,” and the upcoming “Ghost in the Shell.” Fletcher is most known for her adult-themed comedies with directing credits such as “Hot Pursuit,” “The Guilt Trip,” “The Proposal,” and “27 Dresses.”
And that’s all folks. Get ready for the pageant party of your dreams and keep checking back here for all your YA movie news and Dumplin’ updates!
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Dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom (Aniston), Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.
Who else would you like to see join the Dumplin’ alongside Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald? Tell us in the comments below!