With Country Strong opening in limited release December 22 and everywhere Friday, January 7th, Screen Gems has released 8 clips which showcase the characters and the music. If you haven’t heard of Country Strong (watch the trailer here), it was written and directed by Shana Feste and it stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester, and Garrett Hedlund. Here’s the synopsis:
Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Paltrow), the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Meester). Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.
Something that surprised me about the film is that everyone who sings is really singing. Meaning when Paltrow, Hedlund and Meester are on stage, you’re really hearing their voices And they’re all pretty good. Hit the jump for more – including 8 clips:
While occasionally studios will release a clip or two to help promote their film, Screen Gems has gone all out and released 8 of them. Also, while clips are usually 30 seconds to a minute, two of the ones from Country Strong are a few minutes each and feature Paltrow singing the title track Country Strong and one features Hedlund and Meester signing Give in to Me. If you’re curious about how they sound…just hit play.
Finally, look for interviews with the cast closer to release.