Leighton Meester And Gwyneth Paltrow Are Going Country Together In New Movie

By Matt Thompson

Yee-Haw! Coldplay devotee Gwyneth Paltrow and “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester are saddling up for a new country film entitled “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” reports Variety.

They’re set to costar with country music icon Tim McGraw and “Eragon” star Garrett Hedlund. Gwyneth takes the role of a falling supernova, a country star whose career was once admired, but is headed for a free fall. She soon gets wrapped up with a new country star (Garrett) whose popularity is fleeting. In somewhat of a resurrection tour for Gwyneth’s character, the two embark on a rollercoaster of a journey with her husband/manager (Tim) and a powerful beauty queen/budding singer (Leighton). They all — go figure! — get tangled up romantically, creating controversy.

“Brothers” star Tobey Maguire is going to take a crack at producing while Shana Feste (“The Greatest”) is directing.

Next year is set to be pretty big for Leighton, as she is starring in “Date Night” with Steve Carell and “The Roommate” with Cam Gigandet. Other than “Iron Man,” Gwyneth’s career up until now has taken a backseat to her life (she has two children with Coldplay frontman and husband, Chris Martin). Tim currently has blockbuster hit out, “The Blind Side.”