Lifetime’s ‘Patsy and Loretta’ Airs Saturday Night
The Lifetime movie ‘Patsy and Loretta’ will air at 8 pm Saturday night featuring the life and friendship of country music legends Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Filmed in Nashville, the movie was co-produced by Cline’s daughter, Julie Fudge, and Lynn’s daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell. Angelina Burnett was the screenwriter and Oscar winner Callie Khouri (“Thelma and Louise”) directed.
Patsy Cline was the first woman to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Her greatest hits include “I Fall to Pieces,” “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “Crazy,” all of which will be sung by NBC’s musical drama “Smash” star Megan Hilty. The upcoming film features Cline as an already established performer who takes young Loretta Lynn, played by Jessie Mueller of the Broadway show “Beautiful: the Carole King Musical.”
The daughters of the famed country music stars worked hard to represent the true story of their mothers’ friendships. Not wanting to water down their relationships, Fudge wanted to make sure that it wasn’t a story showing only the good or the bad of the friendship. She wanted to remind the watchers that “They [Patsy and Loretta] both had the same kind of background and the same kind of life: They were raising kids and having a family, and this was their work.”
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