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New Biopic on Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn’s Friendship to Air on Lifetime

Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn are the subject of a new Lifetime movie that is set to be released this October. Patsy & Loretta will be a fictionalized account of the country legends' close friendship as they entered super-stardom.

With Megan Hilty (The Good Wife, 9 to 5: The Musical) depicting Cline and Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) depicting Lynn, the film will follow Cline's support of Lynn when she was breaking her way into the male-dominated music industry.

“Patsy Cline is one of the closest girlfriends I’ve ever had,” Lynn recently said on Facebook. “We would have never imagined they’d make a movie about us…I can’t wait to watch it!”

Callie Khouri (Nashville) will direct the film with Lynn’s daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, and Patsy Cline’s daughter, Julie Fudge, serving as co-producers. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the movie was filmed in Nashville as well as in Winchester, VA, Cline’s hometown.

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Article image: Loretta Lynn on tour in 1975, Patsy Cline at the Mint Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1962. (Gene Pugh [CC BY-SA 2.0], Shanecollinswiki [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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