Los Angeles: Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is all set to team up with Dolly Parton for upcoming film `Joyful Noise` centered around a gospel choir.
The film is about an unlikely partnership between two strong-minded women who are forced to work together to save a small town gospel choir after budget cuts threaten to shut
them down, reported Variety.
Latifah will play a no-nonsense mother put in charge of the choir after the untimely death of the choir director.
Parton will star as the widow of the choir director who had assumed she would take her late husband`s position of leading the choir.
Todd Graff, who wrote and directed `Bandslam`, will helm `Joyful Noise` from his own screenplay. Graff, a former actor, also wrote and directed teen musical `Camp` and penned `The Beautician and the Beast`.
The film, to go on floors in January next year, will be produced by Warner Bros-based Alcon Entertainment along with Farrell Paura Productions and ONC Entertainment.