Watch Queen Latifah, Courtney B Vance, and Keke Palmer in ‘Joyful Noise’ Trailer

Posted on September 23, 2011 /Film

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Queen Latifah is returning to the big screen in the new Todd Graff-directed comedy Joyful Noise.

Noise tells 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.

Latifah joins a diverse cast which includes Courtney B. Vance, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Dexter Darden, and Kris Kristofferson.

“Every time that I do a movie, when I get into a position of power and my voice actually meant something, I realized that I could no longer walk out onto a set and look at a bunch of white males,” Latifah, who was a producer on “Wright,” told MTV News earlier this year. “That was just no longer acceptable. I need to see dynamics. I needed to see what I just came out of from walking off the street when I came in here. Where are the women? Where are the people of color? I need to see that in front of me, ’cause I just don’t feel like it’s right.”

Joyful Noise is scheduled to hit theaters everywhere on January 13, 2012.