Weekend Briefs: Paquin and Moyer marry; Dolly Parton to finally make a movie; Jennifer Aniston’s bomb
HERE SHE COMES AGAIN: Dolly Parton made quite a splash 30 years ago in her film debut which was the classic comedy 9 to 5 which she starred in with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. She followed that up with Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone and, of course, Steel Magnolias.
But Dolly hasn’t starred in a feature film since 1992′s Straight Talk.
That is about to change.
Dolly is going to team with Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise as a pair of ladies who work to stop the closure of a scrappy gospel choir.
Latifah will portray the mother of a couple of teenagers who takes the reins of the Pacashau Gospel Choir after the choir leader dies. Dolly will play the late choir director’s wife who is gunning for the chance to helm the singing group, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
They may also bust out a few tunes together in the film which has director Todd Graff, the writer/director behind the 2003 coming-of-age flick Camp, working on the script.
FLOP SWEAT: Despite tons of pre-release publicity about single mothers, Jennifer Aniston’s latest romantic comedy Switch extended her strong of bombs at the box office.
The film, which also stars Jason Bateman, opened in a lackluster 8th place with an estimated gross of just over $8.1 million. Reviews were mixed but better than the notices for Jennifer’s last two movies: Bounty Hunter with Gerard Butler and Love Happens with Aaron Eckhart.
Her last big hit was 2008′s Marley & Me and was also part of the ensemble cast of the 2009 romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You.
Good luck next time Jennifer!