Gwyneth Paltrow will star opposite country singer and actor Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester in Screen Gems’ drama Love Don’t Let Me Down.
Shana Feste, whose debut film The Greatest premiered at Sundance at the start of the year, wrote the script to Love Don’t Let Me Down and will direct when production gets underway in Nashville, Tennesee, in January.
Jenno Topping and Tobey Maguire will produce through their Maguire Entertainment label. Hedlund will play a rising singer-songwriter who becomes involved with a fallen country singer played by Paltrow.
As they embark on a career resurrection tour with the woman’s husband-manager and a beauty queen turned singer (Meester), romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.
Screen Gems’ senior vice-president of production Nick Phillips will oversee the project for the studio.
Paltrow will next reprise her role as Pepper Potts in next year’s Iron Man 2. McGraw stars in current release The Blind Side, while Hedlund will next be seen in Disney’s Tron Legacy and Meester will next be seen in Screen Gems’ thriller The Roommate.
Paltrow is represented by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; McGraw and Feste are represented by CAA; Hedlund is represented by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; and Meester is represented by WME and Leverage Management.
Maguire Entertainment is represented by CAA, Management 360 and attorneys Steve Warren and Gretchen Rush.