Dumplin' (2018)

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Drama, Comedy, Musical
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Anne Fletcher
Written by
Harold Perrineau, Odeya Rush, Jennifer Aniston, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Dove Cameron, Luke Benward, Danielle Macdonald, Dan Finnerty, Ann Mahoney
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Mohamed AlRafi , Michael Costigan , Kristin Hahn , Trish Hofmann
production company:
COTA Films , Echo Films
assistant director:
Joe Camp III , Richard Oswald , Matti Kluttz , Alex Beaver , Dustin Brown
sfx supervisor:
Sean Thigpen
Elliot Davis


Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town. Based on the novel by Julie Murphy.

The film was first announced in 2017, with Jennifer Aniston the first to join. The supporting cast rounded into shape shortly after, and Dumplin' started production in August of 2017, running until October of that year. Netflix then acquired the distribution rights.