This weekend Lifetime explores the little-told story of the real-life friendship between two of country music’s greats, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, with the premiere Saturday night of the biopic Patsy & Loretta. The true-life friendship of these two legends began long before Lynn joined the ranks of country superstars and Cline paved the way for women in country music. Both have previously received big-screen biopic treatments -- Cline in Sweet Dreams (1985) starring Jessica Lange, and Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980) with Sissy Spacek. (Lange was nominated as Best Actress for Dreams, while Spacek won the Oscar for Daughter.) In an interesting turn, Broadway royalty was enlisted for the leads in Patsy & Loretta: Tony nominee Megan Hilty, as Cline, and Tony Award winner Jesse Mueller, as Lynn, transform themselves into the legends.
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