Tuesday 15 March 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow goes country

Sony has stayed quiet over this one even if one of the songs appeared at the Oscar ceremony. With mediocre reviews and just about scraping it's money back in the US box office it's now the UK's turn to get the films.

With Gwyneth singing all the songs. Something that she started doing with Duets over a decade ago.

Loves, lives and ambitions collide in the high stakes world of big time country music stardom in the powerful, music-filled drama COUNTRY STRONG.

Shaken by addiction and scandal, country music superstar Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow) takes a romantic shine to Beau Hutton (Garrett Hedlund), a talented young man with a guitar who works at the rehab facility where she’s recuperating. Their relationship, however, takes a difficult turn when the handsome singer-songwriter, satisfied with performing at small clubs and honky-tonks, suddenly finds himself thrust into Kelly’s topsy turvy world as she gears up for a return to her adoring fans. While Kelly thrives on rest (and Beau), her career-dedicated but romantically aloof husband/manager James (Tim McGraw) books a three-city comeback tour conceived as the key to his wife’s personal and professional recovery. Tensions flare when the plan calls for the tour to introduce James’ new protégée, an ambitious beauty-queen-turned-singer named Chiles Stanton (Leighton Meester). Now deeply dependent on Beau, Kelly makes sure that her favorite newcomer gets a spot on the bill as well. As the quartet embarks on its fateful tour, romantic entanglements, dormant demons and the demands of showbiz threaten to derail all the players in this tale of modern Nashville.
Country Strong sings its way into UK cinemas March 25, 2011

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