This summer, Gwyneth Paltrow premiered the title song for her new film Country Strong (and spoke to EW about the story behind it), but now you can watch the trailer for the film, which centers on a once-famous country star who attempts to reclaim her career after an alcohol-fueled downward spiral. The film also stars Tim McGraw as her husband/manager and Leighton Meester as an up-and-comer who starts to steal the spotlight from Paltrow’s character, Kelly.
As you’ll see from the reel, it has elements of Joaquin Phoenix’s boozy portrayal of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line and what looks like another solid performance from The Blind Side star McGraw. But while watching the trailer, I couldn’t help but make a connection between Paltrow and Lurleen Lumpkin from The Simpsons, thanks to the actress’ blond beehive-style hairdo. Check out the trailer:
What do you think of Country Strong? How will it follow other great music epics like Walk the Line and Ray? And will Paltrow’s Kelly bag herself a homer?
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