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    Gracie Otto’s Dolly Parton Impersonator Pic “Critically Purple” Lands at Gravitas Ventures

    Uninterested in working “9 to five” in actual property, a lady decides to attempt her luck as a Dolly Parton impersonator in “Critically Purple.” Gravitas Ventures just lately scored North American rights to Gracie Otto’s musical. Deadline stories {that a} 2023 launch is being deliberate for the pic, which made its world premiere at SXSW earlier this yr.

    “Critically Purple” tells the story of Purple (Krew Boylan, “The Secrets and techniques She Retains”), who misreads her work celebration’s costume code and consequently “tumbles outta mattress into a brand new world of tribute artists and impersonators in her wild and messy journey that features romancing a Kenny Rogers impersonator. Purple should lose herself to search out herself,” the supply teases.

    “Critically Purple” is penned by Boylan and consists of songs from Parton’s catalogue. “Bodily’s” Rose Byrne is a producer on the pic and performs a Parton impersonator.

    “Krew Boylan’s improbable screenplay was actually the draw card for me,” Otto instructed us. “Additionally the very fact I had at all times admired her as an actress — she has such nice bodily comedy and in addition can actually hit dramatic beats. I believed the story was so authentic and had potential to convey a very attention-grabbing fashion to it. Since shifting again to Australia I fell again in love with the ’90s Golden Period of Australian movies, like ‘Muriel’s Wedding ceremony,’ and I noticed ‘Critically Purple’ as a movie that might change into a traditional in its personal approach.”

    Concerning the acquisition, Otto, who additionally counts SXSW doc “Below the Volcano” amongst her credit, stated, “We’re excited to convey the movie to North American audiences with Gravitas Ventures, who share our ardour for music and the icon herself, Dolly Parton!”

    Invoice Guentzler, Gravitas Ventures’ Senior Director of Acquisitions, added. “That includes a few of the best hits of soon-to-be Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame inducted Dolly Parton, ‘Critically Purple’ is an intimate, private, and laugh-out-loud comedy that reveals that generally it’s a must to attempt to be a unique individual to search out out who you actually are. Gravitas is proud to convey this movie to theaters and VOD early subsequent yr. We all know audiences will love the movie as a lot as we do.”

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