'Patsy & Loretta': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Lifetime's movie on the country music icons

Headlined by two Broadway stars, Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller, the movie has been filmed in Nashville, Tennessee.


                            'Patsy & Loretta': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Lifetime's movie on the country music icons

Get set to witness the untold bond of yesteryear country music singers Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn in a new movie 'Patsy & Loretta' only on Lifetime. Headlined by two Broadway stars, Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller, the movie has been filmed in Nashville, Tennessee.

While Patsy Cline ('Walkin' After Midnight', 'I Fall to Pieces' and 'Crazy') was born in Winchester, Virginia, Loretta Lynn ('You Ain't Woman Enough',  'Don't Come Home A' Drinkin', 'Coal Miner's Daughter') was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, in the same year, 1932. The two forged a close friendship in the wake of Cline's devastating car accident after which she took Lynn under her wing and encouraged her in the difficult early days of her rise to stardom.

Release date

The movie explores the bond that musicians Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn shared and premieres on Lifetime on October 19 at 8/7c. 

Plot

The film's official synopsis reads: "When they first met, Patsy (Hilty) was already one of the biggest stars in country music while Loretta (Mueller) was just a coal miner’s daughter, starting off with little to her name but a $17 guitar. Instead of seeing Loretta as a competition, Patsy took Loretta under her wings to help her make it in Nashville. Soon, they became close friends, touring together, bonding over their husband troubles and commiserating on being females in the male-dominated music business."

"Then in 1963, the country music community was struck with a tragedy when at just age 30, Patsy died in a plane crash. Despite the devastating loss of her friend, Loretta continued on in the industry and is today, known as the First Lady of Country Music. To this day, Loretta remains grateful to Patsy for her mentorship and above all, friendship, as the country music trailblazer that paved the way for Loretta."

Cast

Megan Hilty

Actor Megan Hilty attends "Me Before You" World Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on May 23, 2016 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Megan Hilty, who was previously seen on Broadway in 'Wicked' and '9 to 5: The Musical', will play Patsy Cline in the film. The actress also starred in NBC’s series 'Smash' and 'The Good Wife'.

Jessie Mueller

Actress Jessie Mueller poses by Lord & Taylor Roses In Full Bloom At Bryant Park This Summer on June 16, 2016 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Jessie Mueller will essay the role of Loretta Lynn in the movie. The actress won a Tony Award in 2014 for her portrayal of Carole King in 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' and has also been seen on stage in recent productions of the musicals 'Carousel', 'Waitress', and 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever'.

Director/Writer

Callie Khouri

Screenwriter Callie Khouri attends the Athena Film Festival Awards at Barnard College on February 8, 2014 in New York City. 

The movie has been helmed by award-winning director Callie Khouri, who previously won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for the film 'Thelma & Louise'. The filmmaker also worked on the movie 'Mad Money' and television series 'Nashville', which premiered on ABC. 

The script for 'Patsy & Loretta'  was penned down by Angelina Burnett, who is known for her work on 'The Americans' and 'Genius'. The film also marks a reunion for Meron and Hilty who worked together on the musical series 'Smash'.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Zadan/Meron Entertainment for Lifetime, the series has been executive produced by Neil Meron along with Mark Nicholson, Pasty Lynn Russell, and Julie Fudge. 

Trailer

Watch this 2.33-minute trailer for the upcoming movie 'Patsy & Loretta' that premieres this fall on Lifetime.



 

Where to watch

The movie is all set to roll out on Lifetime on October 19 at 8/7c. 

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