HOLLYWOOD -- Dolly Parton will star as a radio-station receptionist who winds up as a talk-show psychiatrist in the Hollywood Pictures-Sandollar musical "Straight Talk." Parton will write the songs, Tim Rice will oversee the music. Barnett Kellman directs Pat Resnick's script in Chicago in June for producer Robert Chartoff.
Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas will star in Pace Films' "Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," based on Oscar Hijuelos' award-winning novel. Arnold Glimcher produces and directs Cynthia Cidre's script in New York and Los Angeles beginning March 12.