McGraw to star with Paltrow in film about country singer
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
– Tim McGraw will star with Gwyneth Paltrow in a movie about a country singer, Billboard reported.
Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester also will star in Screen Gems' country singing drama "Love Don't Let Me Down," which Shana Feste, who was behind "The Greatest," wrote and is directing.
Hedlund plays a young rising singer-songwriter, who becomes involved with a down on her luck country singer played by Paltrow. They join on a career resurrection tour with her husband-manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester).
Production is slated to start in January 2010 in Nashville.
McGraw is currently in the successful film "The Blind Side." Hedlund recently finished shooting Disney's "Tron Legacy." McGraw and Hedlund were father and son in Universal's "Friday Night Lights."
Meester, best known for her work in "Gossip Girl," is featured in "The Roommate," slated to open in September 2010.
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