Leighton Meester to Star in Country Music Drama with Paltrow, McGraw
Leighton Meester to Star in Country Music Drama with Paltrow, McGraw
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Rumor has it that Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester will combine her newly revealed musical talents with her acting chops in the upcoming country-singing film, "Love Don't Let Me Down" alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, and Garrett Hedlund.

Says The Hollywood Reporter:

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.

Production is set to begin in January 2010 in Nashville.

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The film was written and will be produced by Shana Feste for Screen Gems, which is also behind Meester's other upcoming project, "The Roommate," which opens September 2010.

Do you see Leighton as a convincing "beauty queen turned singer"?

Personally, I think I'll find her more appealing crooning in a cowboy hat than Gwyneth. We all know how Duets worked out, after all.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


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