Friday, January 6, 2012

Let’s Make a Joyful Noise for Dolly

Dolly Parton set to star in latest Warner Bros. release

PIGEON FORGE, TN – After nearly 20 years away from the silver screen, Dolly Parton has returned to theatres in the upcoming release of Joyful Noise. The film, Parton’s first since 1992, is an uplifting tale of two rivals who come together with faith and determination to overcome great odds to make it all the way to a national choir competition.

Located in Pacashau, Georgia, the struggling town looks to stay afloat during an economic recession. The choir has to overcome a power struggle between its two most talented singers while bringing in new members to rejuvenate the choir – and their town. The film promises to be a positive choice for moviegoers as it features plenty of gospel music and humor as the characters deal with issues of faith, family, and community.

In a recent interview, Parton said that she was happy to be part of a film such as this, “Somebody asked me, 'Why did you do this?' I said, 'How could I not?' [Parton’s character] is so much of who I really am: my faith, my personality, my wit, and my love for people, family, community.”

The country music legend also told she was comfortable with the movie’s meaning, “I wouldn't do something that was just totally offensive to my fan base. I own a family theme park and I have the Imagination Library books for children programs, so I wouldn't want to do something that is just god-awful raunchy!”

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Playing Parton’s rival is co-star Queen Latifah. The two claim to have never worked together, but on-screen chemistry and off-camera jokes make the duo appear like long-time friends.  “I love her!” said Parton of working with Latifah, “we’re completely different people but we’re the same in the fact that we know who we are and we’re very strong.”

Parton not only showcased her acting skills, but also what she’s most notable for – her musical talents. Dolly’s unmistakable voice is featured several times during the almost 2 hour movie, but what fans may not know is she wrote three songs specifically for this movie as well.

The movie is the third feature release by director Todd Graff. Joyful Noise hits theatres nationwide January 13th, 2012.

For movie times and to check out the official Joyful Noise Movie Trailers click here to visit iTunes.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has mailed over 40,000,000 free books to children in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information on starting a program in your area or to register your child for free books, visit us online at Imagination

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