Mervyn Warren is set to score the gospel-choir comedy Joyful Noise. The film centers on 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. The movie stars Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Kris Kristofferson, Courtney B. Vance and Jesse L. Martin. Todd Graff (Bandslam, Camp) is writing and directing the film. Warren has already been working on the Alcon Entertainment production for several months, as he is also arranging and producing about a dozen songs for the film and he will next be starting to write the orchestral score. The project will be the first major feature scoring assignment in a while for the composer who has scored such films as The Wedding Planner, A Walk to Remember and Honey. Warner Bros has set a January 12, 2012 release date for Joyful Noise.

  1. I like Todd Graff’s picks especially allowing the music genius of Dolly Parton to shine through by having her write original songs for the movie.