Screen Gems has released the first trailer for Country Strong from director Shana Feste (The Greatest). Gwyneth Paltrow stars as a troubled country singer who is trying to make her comeback by embarking on a tour with a young rising singer (played by Garrett Hedlund). The film also stars country singer Tim McGraw and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester. The trailer doesn’t really do much for me, but I’m sure it’ll appeal to people who are into country music, or those who want to see Paltrow sing on screen again after 2000’s Duets.
Hit the jump for the trailer along with a plot synopsis for the film.
Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Gwyneth Paltrow), the pair embarks 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.
Country Strong goes into limited release on December 22nd, then opens nationwide on January 7th.