Joyful Noise – If you loved the Sister Act movies and The Preacher’s Wife, you’ll stand up and cheer for Joyful Noise. This musically delightful tale is sweet and palatable for every appetite. Sometimes, when you just want to get away and take in a film that entertains from start to finish, Joyful Noise will not disappoint, you just go along for the ride.
Clashing egos, opposing interests, mother-daughter conflict, love lost and love found, topical health issues, dedication and hope all find their way in this story about a small town choir seeking to win a coveted competition.
Well cast with Queen Latifah (Secret Life of Bees), country music superstar Dolly Parton (9 to 5), Keke Palmer (Akeelah and The Bee, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion), Broadway star Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde), Courtney B. Vance (The Preacher’s Wife, Love and Action in Chicago), Kris Kristofferson (Dolphin Tale, A Star is Born), and Jesse L. Martin (TV’s Law & Order), the uplifting music makes you sway and the content is suitable for families. Faith-friendly, Joyful Noise is a New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. release.
I sat with several cast members who opened up about this film–
Talk2SV: There is an obvious chemistry between the two of you; did it take long to pick up each other’s vibe?
Jeremy Jordan: When we met we hit it off right away. Sometimes when I meet people, it takes me awhile to open up to them, but with her, it was like, ‘Hi, I’m Keke…tell me everything about you.’ So, you have no choice but to just open up and we connected right off the bat. Plus, we also had a month of rehearsal time because it’s a big musical show and so we had to really rehearse all the dancing and all the singing. We had a lot of time before the movie actually shot to get to know each other.
Keke Palmer: I think some of its acting (laughter) but honestly, we just immediately did have it (chemistry). You never really know who you’re going to have chemistry with or what’s going to turn out to be (when cast in a film) but as soon as we started acting, I just felt like, ‘Oh, this guy…’we immediately just worked off of each other well, something clicked. Sometimes you can see two great actors in a movie and they don’t have chemistry, it doesn’t matter how good the actor, sometimes there’s just no chemistry there, but in this case, I guess it was just a genuine connection.
Jeremy Jordan: I think the most important thing with chemistry –whether it’s on stage or on film– is being friends, being comfortable and trusting the person. Then it comes just naturally after that.
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