I guess now would be a good time to tell you that Disney has optioned the film rights to DUMPLIN’! (CUE FREAK OUT) https://t.co/zTt0JGqXLV
— Julie Murphy (@andimJULIE) July 21, 2015
Releasing on September 15th, Dumplin‘ follows a confident fat girl who meets a former jock who seems to like her. When she begins to doubt herself, she enters a beauty pageant.
Disney is in talks with Michael Costigan to produce the Dumplin‘ movie. He is currently working on “The Rosie Project” with Jennifer Lawrence.
Though the novel doesn’t release until September, bloggers who received advanced copies of the book have loved it and already expressed their enthusiasm for the potential movie – and for a potential strong, confident fat lead.
Words cannot express what it would mean to see a confident fat teenager in a movie. Has that happened since Hairspray?
— Julie (@DailyJulianne) July 21, 2015
I think Willowdean is the hero we all need & I think she’s the FILM hero we need. Get crackin, Disney! #Dumplinmovie
— Mary H (@knoxdiver) July 21, 2015
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