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Dolly Parton Returns to Film, Stars with Queen Latifah

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates

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A country icon and a hip hop veteran are teaming up to make Joyful Noise.

Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah are set to star in the movie, which focuses on two women who try to keep a small-town gospel choir from shutting down. Latifah will play a mother who replaces the choir’s director after his death, while Parton has the role of the director’s widow — who also wants to lead the group.

It marks Parton’s first major starring role since Straight Talk in 1992.

Joyful Noise will be written and directed by Todd Graff, whose background includes music-based features Camp and Bandslam.


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