The new movie starring Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow began production in Nashville this week. MusicRow first broke the story of the new film in October. Shooting will begin in mid January and run through the end of February. Previously reported filming locations include McGraw’s Middle Tennessee ranch.
Love Don’t Let Me Down centers around a down-on-her-luck country singer trying for a comeback (Paltrow), her husband and manager (McGraw), a beauty queen turned singer (Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester) and a gifted songwriter (Friday Night Lights’ Garrett Hedlund). The Hollywood Report says the stars will sing in the musical. Paltrow, an Oscar winner, also sang in the 2000 flick Duets.
E online reports Tobey Maguire is producing the movie but is not expected to have a role. Shana Feste, a favorite from last year’s Sundance, wrote and directed the project. Sony’s Screen Gems, known for the Resident Evil and Underworld movies, is on board as the production company.
The $15 million project will tap area residents for almost 75 percent of the film’s crew and 90 percent of the film’s cast. A posting on Craigslist says the casting office is accepting submissions for paid extras.
McGraw currently appears in the blockbuster hit The Blind Side, which has already made about $220 million.