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Seriously Red - What We Know So Far

Dolly Parton is a force to be reckoned with. The country music star has transcended beyond just the music industry and has gone on to produce, create, and even star in movies and TV shows. She even has a theme park named after her. Truly, it's hard to not be enamored with this enigmatic legend. Now, we can include Rose Byrne as one of the many fans of Parton as she'll be serving as an executive producer on the new musical dramedy feature "Seriously Red." A first look at the upcoming movie was released by The Hollywood Reporter in November. THR's report also notes the pic will feature music by the one and only Parton. 

"Seriously Red," which has already been filmed and is in post-production, will be presented to potential studios and distributers at this year's virtual AFM alongside several other high-profile films. If you're a big fan of Dolly Parton or are in the mood for a country music-driven movie, "Seriously Red" may be perfect for you. 

Here's everything we know so far about the "Seriously Red," including when we can expect to see it, the starry cast, and the plot. 

What is the release date of Seriously Red?

There is currently no official release date set for "Seriously Red." Since the movie is currently without a distributor, there is no way of knowing when it will debut in theaters, hit a streaming service, or be available on-demand (depending on where it ends up).

For those out there who are keen to check the film out, the good news is that, since filming has already been completed and is now in post-production, it may not be too long of a wait after the film secures a distributor. In years past, other complete films like "Book Club" and "Poms" were presented at AFM, secured a studio, and released by the May of the following year (via Deadline). So, there is a strong chance that audiences will be able to see the film by the late spring or early summer 2022. If the film is picked up by a streamer, the wait may be shorter.

The IMDb profile for "Seriously Red" lists a 2021 release date, but with no announcement made yet, the chances seem slim.

Who is in the cast of Seriously Red?

According to both The Hollywood Reporter's early November report, "Seriously Red" will star Australian writer and actress Krew Boylan in the titular lead role of Red, a Dolly Parton impersonator. The musical movie will also star Bobby Cannavale, known for his roles in shows and films such as "Boardwalk Empire," "Ant-Man," and "Nine Perfect Strangers." Additionally, "Bridesmaids" alum Rose Byrne will also show up in front of the camera for the film in a supporting role while also serving as an executive producer.

Per the "Seriously Red" IMDb page, the supporting cast is Australian actor Daniel Webber, who is known for his roles in "11.22.63" and "The Punisher" (via IMDb). Celeste Barber, Thomas Campbell, and Todd Lasance round out the cast of Australian performers (via IMDb). There is no word yet whether or not Parton herself will make a cameo in the film, but it wouldn't be too surprising if she showed up before the credits roll.

What is the plot of Seriously Red?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Seriously Red" follows Red (Krew Boylan), a chirpy, high-spirited young woman with red hair who is at times a bit misguided. She decides to step out of her actual 9-to-5 job as a real estate agent and movie into the spotlight as — you guessed it — a Dolly Parton impersonator. Red is on a journey to stardom and, as she moves toward a new dream, she loses herself to rediscover herself once again, living up to the iconic Parton quote, "Be yourself because everyone is taken."

Gracie Otto, the filmmaker behind the recent documentary "Under The Volcano" as well as the Australian miniseries "The Moth Effect" (via IMDb), directs the film with a script written by the film's star Boylan. The ever-iconic music of Parton will serve as the soundtrack to the film and her manager Danny Nozell will be executive producing the film alongside Byrne under her newly established Dollhouse Production banner.