Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah to make 'Joyful Noise'
August 23rd, 2010
07:02 PM ET

Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah to make 'Joyful Noise'

Here she comes again -  country singer Dolly Parton is returning to the big screen in a new movie musical with Queen Latifah.

In the upcoming "Joyful Noise," the pair star as two women hoping to stop a small-town gospel choir from shutting down.

Forty-year-old Latifah, who earned an Oscar nomination for "Chicago," will play a mother of two who heads up the Pacashau Gospel Choir following the choir director's death, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Parton, 64, plays the choir director's widow, who also wants her late husband's job.

The music legend, who appeared in hit '80s films like "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "9 to 5" and "Steel Magnolias," hasn't made a major motion picture since the 1992 comedy "Straight Talk."

In July, she hinted to Entertainment Weekly that she had a project in the pipeline, saying, "I might even possibly do a movie soon... I don't want to say what it is yet, but I've got a real good offer, and if it comes through, I'll probably start a movie in October to have a movie out next year."


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    October 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cassie

    I go to Gatlinburg every summer and spend about half my time in Pigeonforge in hopes that I actually run into Dolly. I've been to Dollywood and a couple of her little shops. I just LOVE DOLLY!!!!!

    September 5, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Geri

    Dolly and the "Queen" are OK in my book; both very talented. This should be a very good movie, looking forward to seeing it. Their private life is their own business (only owe the public a good performance).

    August 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pete

    Hey, between the two of them they'll beat all these 3D movies by going DDDD :)

    August 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MIKE

    Dolly is Thee Voice and a TRUE angel in every respect. Love Queen Latifah also. This should be a great,even touching movie!! LOVE YOU DOLLY!!

    August 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Carla

    I love, love, love both Dolly and Queen. I'm really hoping this turns out well. They are amazingly talented women.

    August 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Peaches*****

    She never forgot her roots. Three thousand songs, seven Grammy awards, and countless other industry awards later, Dolly continues to give back to the town that started her career (she was appearing regularly on WSEV radio in Sevierville before she was ten years old).
    In addition to giving tourism a major boost, Dolly’s landmark literacy program, The Imagination Library, has given books to every child in Sevier County from birth until kindergarten, since it began in 1996. The Imagination Library has now expanded to include many US States as well as parts of the UK and Canada. Dolly has also been a major supporter of healthcare in Sevier County. She is the honorary chairperson of The Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation, named for the doctor who delivered Dolly and helped establish adequate healthcare facilities in Sevier County. Today, this organization carries on Dr. Thomas’ goal of improving the range and quality of healthcare available for Sevier County citizens. Dolly has helped make possible many new facilities and services including The Dolly Parton Birthing Unit at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center, which has provided top quality care for many years, and the new Dolly Parton Center for Women’s Services, which will soon be under construction.
    Dolly is an Angel!

    August 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Larry

    Dolly Parton is a class act from start to finish - Not only is she a talented performer and a smart businesswoman, but she also gives back to the community through her literacy foundation which is now in almost all 50 states and in several European countries. We need more celebrities like her. I have seen her in concert and she also gives one of the best
    all around performances I have seen - genuine and sincere.

    August 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Literates only

      Larry and Peaches you are both in the right place here! Where I am not a fan of country, this lady has contributed in so many ways to so many people that the trolls here have no way of keeping up. I would firmly support this if only to have another way for Dolly and Queen Latifah to give back. They are fine examples in a world of bad ones.

      August 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Chris

    Big boobs! Who cares! New movie, Who cares. Yuck on both women.

    August 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Mary

    This is a fine combination of two very talented women. I think it will be great and I can't wait to see this film. If you don't like the stars don't see the movie. End of discussion.

    August 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. robyn

    didnt they have a movie similar to this already with cuba gooding jr and beyonce "fighting temptations"

    August 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Kris

    I am a female, and I would love to motorboat Dolly! it is too bad her breasts take attention off of the fact she is a very talented woman and is responsible for so many hits over the years.

    August 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Melinda Tate

    I wouldn't go see Dolly Parton if she was free, and right in my back yard.

    August 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peaches*****

      I am sure that she REALLY cares, this woman has more heart, talent and money than you could ever hope for Ms.T(H)ate. Somehow I think that your comment won't affect the overall quality of her life, Have a Good Afternoon.

      August 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  22. kittybling

    COUNTRY + HIPHOP = EARACHES AND TERRIBLE GAGGING REPERCUSSIONS!

    August 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Holy Cow

    It'll be a Big Breast Bonanza!

    August 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  24. trumod

    I will buy a ticket. If someone writes an original song for the soundtrack, we're talking Oscar bait.

    August 24, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jim Hater

    Sorry, when I think of both of them I think big BOOBS.

    August 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  26. janetlaw

    Two of my faves – nice going, ladies!

    August 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Matt McHugh

    You know you want to hear them do an update of "Ebony and Ivory"... don't even try to deny it.

    August 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. joe

    How old is Dolly, 106?

    August 24, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Libby

      Who cares? She still looks – and sounds – fabulous!

      August 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • innovativefx

      It clearly states in the article that she is 64.

      August 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • miffed at joe

      thank you, innovativefx – yes the article clearly states her age.

      I've always found BOTH Ladies extremely classy and I've greatly admired their musical, movie and TV work. Anyone who doesn't (kittybling – talkin' to you here –) has no idea the range both women are capable of. For Example – Dolly is NOT country only. Neither is Queen Latifah hiphop only. (No country in "9-5" or hiphop in "Chicago", honey!!!!)

      Biography Channel just showcased Dolly – amazing woman!! I'll be looking forward to Queen Latifah's biography next.....

      As for the "gentlemen" here with their references to "boobs" – I guess that's all you can see – you can't HEAR their amazing voices, can you?

      August 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jessie

    I love Queen's hair! I dunno if the movie will be good but I would go see it.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  30. Liz

    Hmmmmm, it's long been rumored that each of these women is a lesbian. Wonder if they will hook up. Don't get me wrong, I'm not down on lesbians at all. I will def go see this musical.

    August 24, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      OK, I am not the only one who just had that thought (well the hooking up is kinda far-fetched..?) but who cares??

      August 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • GeeWizz

      Oh it will all be joyful until Queen Latifah pulls a knife! I here she doesn't like being on the bottom.

      August 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  31. fwat

    does anybody hear a vuvuzela?

    August 24, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  32. VIVI

    This is an interesting pairing.Like both women.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |

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