Paltrow, McGraw to star in country music drama

Wed Dec 2, 2009 5:12pm EST

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives for the West Coast premiere of the documentary ''Valentino: The Last Emperor'' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives for the West Coast premiere of the documentary ''Valentino: The Last Emperor'' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles April 1, 2009.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester are set to star in the country music drama "Love Don't Let Me Down."

In "Love," Hedlund plays a young rising singer-songwriter who becomes involved with a fallen country singer played by Paltrow. They embark on a career resurrection tour with her husband-manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester). Romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.

Shana Feste wrote and is directing the Screen Gems film. Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping are producing via their Maguire Entertainment banner.

Feste was the filmmaker behind "The Greatest," a family drama starring Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon that premiered in January at the Sundance festival.

Country star and occasional actor McGraw co-stars in the recent release "The Blind Side." Hedlund recently finished shooting Disney's "Tron Legacy." The two play rivals in "Love," but they were father and son in "Friday Night Lights."

Paltrow reprises her role as Pepper Potts in next summer's "Iron Man 2," and Meester, best known for her work in "Gossip Girl," is featured in the thriller "The Roommate," which opens in September.

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