Gwyneth Paltrow & Leighton Meester Saddle Up For Country Film
Gwyneth Paltrow and Leighton Meester are going country on the big screen.
The actresses will join Tim McGraw and Garrett Hedlund in the country singing drama “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tobey Maguire will co-produce the film, which follows an up-and-coming musician (Hedlund) who falls for a country singer past her prime (Paltrow).
When they set out on tour with the singer’s husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester), love triangles and problems from their past threaten to derail them all.
Paltrow, who was last seen in the early 2009 romance drama “Two Lovers,” will next hit the big screen in “Iron Man 2” (May 2010).
“Gossip Girl” star Meester has two movies awaiting release in 2010 – the college thriller “The Roommate” with Cam Gigandet and Minka Kelly; and the romantic comedy “Date Night,” starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey.
Country crooner-turned-actor McGraw currently stars in “The Blind Side,” opposite Sandra Bullock.
Hedlund recently wrapped production on “Tron: Legacy,” which will hit theaters in December 2010.
Production on “Love Don’t Let Me Down” is slated to begin in January in Nashville.
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