Dolly Makes “Joyful Noise” on Big Screen

Dolly Parton stars alongside Queen Latifah in the upcoming movie Joyful Noise, set to open nationwide Jan. 13, 2012. The superstar divas portray church choir leaders in a small Georgia town who are having a hard time working together to win the National Joyful Noise Competition.

The major motion picture from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures also features Kris Kristofferson and Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order).

The musically driven story brings together a cross-section of genres with songs performed by the cast as well as Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown, Paul McCartney, Sly & the Family Stone and Stevie Wonder. Parton penned original songs for the film, including “Not Enough (Love)” and “From Here to the Moon.” Five-time Grammy Award winner Mervyn Warren composed the score.

Todd Graff (Bandslam) directed Joyful Noise from his original screenplay. The film is produced by Oscar® nominee Michael Nathanson (L.A. Confidential), Joseph Farrell, Catherine Paura, and Oscar® nominees Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove (The Blind Side). The executive producers are Timothy M. Bourne, Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere, with Yolanda T. Cochran and Steven P. Wegner serving as co-producers.



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