Gwyneth Paltrow is singing again. If you didn’t see the Oscar winning actress hit a couple notes in the 2000 indie flick Duets, here’s your chance. A trailer has been released for her upcoming film Country Strong and it features the actress doing her best Tender Mercies/The Coal Miner’s Daughter/Crazy Heart impression. Take a look…
Country Strong centers on a young singer-songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) who gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Paltrow). The pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Leighton Meester). Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.
Are we the only ones having a problem buying Paltrow in this role? And even though they have Hedlund with a beard and a shaggy haircut he still looks like a kid. He’s only a year older than Meester whose age they keep emphasizing in this trailer. Considering the material and the time of release, this movie looks like obvious Oscar bait, but we’re not biting.
Country Strong is scheduled to hit theaters on December 22nd in limited release and January 7, 2011 in wide.
What do you think of the first trailer for Country Song?