‘Seriously Red’ Writer & Star Krew Boylan Discusses Dolly Parton – SXSW Studio – Deadline
seriously red is the Australian musical that features among Rose Byrne’s first Dollhouse Pictures films.
With a script by star Krew Boylan, the pic features Byrne with partner Bobby Cannavale and Daniel Webber (Netflix’s The dirt, escape from Pretoria). Arclight Films has boarded to handle worldwide distribution rights, along with Gracie Otto (The Last Impresario) to manage. Dollhouse Pictures and Robyn Kershaw of Robyn Kershaw Productions are producing with Byrne and Danny Nozell. Roadshow Films will distribute the film in Australia.
The film follows Raylene “Red” Delaney (Boylan), a vivacious but sometimes misguided redhead who pours herself a cup of ambition and trades her nine-to-five career in real estate for a life in the spotlight as an impersonator of Dolly Parton. Mean at first then fabulous, her tumultuous journey is full of fake hair, artificial breasts and a love affair with Kenny Rogers. The cost of success, however, is far greater than Red had anticipated and to find herself she must lose herself in Dolly.
Expect a catalog of classic hits from Dolly Parton as well as Elvis, Rogers, Neil Diamond, Kylie Minogue and more.
The totality seriously red (Boylan, Bryne, Cannavale, Otto and Webber) visited Deadline’s SXSW studio to explain why Parton’s music is central to the story and why the film is more than just music, but to find your place in the world.
In the conversation, Boylan explains why Parton is the pinnacle of success.
“I write to try to understand something, and I really wanted to understand why I wanted to be successful, what it looks like,” Boylan said. “I landed on the answer which is Dolly Parton, who is my benchmark for achievement – which is cool, but a lofty benchmark.”
Watch the full clip of the interview above.