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‘Dumplin’, inspired by the bestseller by Julie Murphy ’10, now on Netflix

12.19.2018 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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There’s buzz from the Texas Wesleyan campus all the way to Hollywood, thanks to the movie version of the story from the mind of alumna Julie Murphy ’10. 

Dumplin’, the 2015 #1 New York Times bestseller, is now a movie streaming on Netflix starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald as Willowdean (aka Dumplin’ herself.)

The film is also getting plenty of award buzz. The song “Girl in the Movies,” by Dolly Parton, is nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

Check out the trailer above.

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