Country Music superstar, Dolly Parton is returning to the big screen starring opposite Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise.
The musical feature follows the partnership between two tough women who are forced to work together to save a Gospel choir after budget cuts threaten to close them down.
Parton says she will write a “few songs” for the movie and “is real happy about that.”
The iconic songstress grew up on – and still loves Gospel music. She considers Joyful Noise a perfect way to boost spirits.
“I think we need something uplifting in this day in time! So yep, happy, happy, happy–that’s me.”
Parton’s also psyched up to work with La adding, “I’m really happy to be doing a movie with Queen Latifah.” I really like her and have often thought we would be fun together. Even though we play rivals in the movie, I’m sure we’ll have our fun behind the scenes.”
Joyful Noise is currently in pre-production and is set for a 2011 release.