The latest passenger on the Americana/country/roots bandwagon is Gwyneth Paltrow. Honestly, she’s the last actor we thought we’d see in a country-music-themed film, but then again John Wayne once played Genghis Khan in The Conqueror, so stranger things have happened.
In the upcoming Country Strong with Tim McGraw, she plays country singer Kelly Canter who’s battling the bottle while trying to resurrect her career. The best thing we’re heard about this film so far is that the legendary Marshall Chapman plays her road manager. Yes! Now that’s a performance we’re eager so see!
Ms. Paltrow actually doesn’t sound half bad on this video, and we prefer her Southern accent over her British one. Check it out. The film opens January 7, 2011.