Screen Gems locks down ‘Love’ cast

Paltrow, McGraw set for country music drama

Screen Gems has locked down Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester as its cast of country singers in “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” which Tobey Maguire is producing.

Production on the drama is set to start in January in Nashville.

Pic, which Shana Feste wrote and will direct, revolves around a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) who becomes involved with a fallen country singer, to be played by Paltrow. As they embark on a career resurrection tour with her husband and manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester), romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.

Maguire will produce with Jenno Topping through their Maguire Entertainment shingle.

Paltrow most recently played Pepper Potts in “Iron Man” and will reprise the role in next summer’s sequel.

McGraw most recently co-starred opposite Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side” and has also appeared in “Four Christmases,” “The Kingdom” and “Friday Night Lights.” Hedlund headlines Disney’s remake of “Tron,” while Meester is a regular on the CW’s “Gossip Girl.” She stars in Screen Gems’ upcoming thriller “The Roommate” and Fox’s “Date Night.”

More Film

  • Dark Crimes Jim Carrey review

    Film Review: Jim Carrey in 'Dark Crimes'

    Screen Gems has locked down Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester as its cast of country singers in “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” which Tobey Maguire is producing. Production on the drama is set to start in January in Nashville. Pic, which Shana Feste wrote and will direct, revolves around a rising […]

  • Buster Keaton

    Film News Roundup: City of Los Angeles Names June 16 Buster Keaton Day

    Screen Gems has locked down Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester as its cast of country singers in “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” which Tobey Maguire is producing. Production on the drama is set to start in January in Nashville. Pic, which Shana Feste wrote and will direct, revolves around a rising […]

  • Michelle Williams This Is Jane

    Michelle Williams to Star in Underground Abortion Movie 'This Is Jane'

    Screen Gems has locked down Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester as its cast of country singers in “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” which Tobey Maguire is producing. Production on the drama is set to start in January in Nashville. Pic, which Shana Feste wrote and will direct, revolves around a rising […]

  • catastrophe

    Number of Female Writers in British Film and TV at ‘Abjectly Low Levels’

    Screen Gems has locked down Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester as its cast of country singers in “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” which Tobey Maguire is producing. Production on the drama is set to start in January in Nashville. Pic, which Shana Feste wrote and will direct, revolves around a rising […]

  • Liam Neeson Men in Black

    Liam Neeson in Talks to Join 'Men in Black' Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

    Screen Gems has locked down Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester as its cast of country singers in “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” which Tobey Maguire is producing. Production on the drama is set to start in January in Nashville. Pic, which Shana Feste wrote and will direct, revolves around a rising […]

  • Chad Stahelski Analog

    'John Wick's' Chad Stahelski to Direct Sci-Fi Movie 'Analog' for Lionsgate

    Screen Gems has locked down Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester as its cast of country singers in “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” which Tobey Maguire is producing. Production on the drama is set to start in January in Nashville. Pic, which Shana Feste wrote and will direct, revolves around a rising […]

  • moviepass card

    MoviePass Parent's Stock Slides Again on Cash Shortage Fears

    Screen Gems has locked down Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester as its cast of country singers in “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” which Tobey Maguire is producing. Production on the drama is set to start in January in Nashville. Pic, which Shana Feste wrote and will direct, revolves around a rising […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content