Movie Premiere Press Release - Joyful Noise



Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres


World Premiere Of JOYFUL NOISE Monday, January 9th



Red carpet arrivals at the world premiere of JOYFUL NOISE on Monday, January 9th at Grauman’s Chinese in Hollywood.



From the film: Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Courtney B. Vance, Jeremy Jordan and director Todd Graff.

Celebrity attendance to follow.



Monday, January 9, 2011




Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Crew Arrivals: 4:45PM

6925 Hollywood Blvd.

Celebrity Arrivals: 6:00PM


Screening: 7:00PM

Oscar® nominees Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”) and Dolly Parton (“Transamerica,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”) star in Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joyful Noise,” a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal.

The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old.

Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.’s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan). Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose’s beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer), and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more friction between G.G. and Vi Rose.

If these two strong-willed women can put aside their differences for the good of the people in their town, they—and their choir—may make the most joyful noise of all.

Starring with Latifah and Parton are Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”), Courtney B. Vance (“Extraordinary Measures”), Jeremy Jordan (Broadway’s “Bonnie and Clyde”), and Kris Kristofferson (“Dolphin Tale”). Rounding out the main cast are Dexter Darden, Angela Grovey, Paul Woolfolk and Jesse L. Martin.

Todd Graff (“Camp,” “Bandslam”) directed “Joyful Noise” from his original screenplay. The film is produced by Oscar® nominee Michael Nathanson (“L.A. Confidential”), Joseph Farrell, Catherine Paura, and Oscar® nominees Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove (“The Blind Side”). The executive producers are Timothy M. Bourne, Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere, with Yolanda T. Cochran and Steven P. Wegner serving as co-producers.

The behind-the-scenes team includes cinematographer David Boyd, production designer Jeff Knipp, editor Kathryn Himoff and costume designer Tom Broecker. Five-time Grammy Award winner Mervyn Warren composed the score.

The musically driven story also brings together the sounds of gospel, pop, country, rock and R & B with memorable songs, performed by the cast, from a wide range of artists, including Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown, Paul McCartney, Sly & the Family Stone and Stevie Wonder. Dolly Parton also wrote original songs for the film, including “Not Enough,” “From Here to the Moon and Back” and “He’s Everything.”

–Your coverage of this event is invited –

JOYFUL NOISE has been rated “PG-13” by the Motion Picture Association of America
for “language including some sexual references.”

Alcon Entertainment presents a Farrell Paura Productions/O.N.C. Entertainment Production
JOYFUL NOISE will be released on January 13, 2012.
by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


Warner Bros. Pictures
Broadcast: Seanna Hore, 818-954-6718
Print: Gina Soliz, 818-954-6705
Photo: Dustin Wissmiller, 818-954-6585
Online: Stephanie Yang, 818-954-6290
International: Barbara Hannegan, 818-954-6203

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