Dolly Busting Back in to Movie Biz

By Tim Persinko
|  Saturday, Aug 21, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 PM CDT
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In this image released by the University of Tennessee, Dolly Parton performs the school's fight song "Rocky Top" during commencement exercises Friday, May 8, 2009 in Knoxville, Tenn. Parton was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane and musical letters. (AP Photo/UT, Wade Payne) ** NO SALES **

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Nashville songstress Dolly Parton is making a bid to get back to the big screen with hip hop heavy Queen Latifah.

The duo have signed on to a movie project titled "Joyful Noise," the Hollywood Reporter writes.

In the film, the two female vocalists will team up to keep a small town gospel choir afloat.

Parton, 54, has not been in a feature film since the 1992 movie "Straight Talk."  In recent months she has been working on her musical, "9 to 5," and just celebrated the 25th anniversary of her Tenessee theme park, Dollyworld.

That theme park attracted headlines when a trio of Florida teenagers purchased plane tickets without their parents knowledge and tried to fly their for a visit.

The film leaves open the possibility for country-crooner Parton and R & B mogul Latifah to sing together on screen.  The film will be directed by Todd Graff, who worked on the 2003 movie-musical "Camp" and more recently, "Bandslam."

Selected Reading: Hollywood Reporter, MTV News, Dolly Parton Music

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