Warner Bros-based Alcon Entertainment will finance and produce the musically driven feature Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.
Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Catherine Paura and Joe Farrell of Farrell Paura Productions, as well as Michael Nathanson of O.N.C. Entertainment.
Todd Graff wrote the screenplay and will direct the story of 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.
Graff most recently wrote and directed Bandslam starring Vanessa Hudgens as well as the teen musical Camp.