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Back before she was misguidedly naming her offspring after fruits and moonlighting as Iron Man's girlfriend, Gwyneth Paltrow was a pretty big deal in Hollywood -- she even took home a little guy named Oscar in 1999, lest we forget her tearful acceptance speech.

Now it appears that Paltrow's back in the saddle, not only looking to showcase her acting chops in her latest project, 'Love Don't Let Me Down,' but also to prove she has a set of pipes to match that shiny gold statue. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paltrow has just signed on to star as a down-on-her-luck country singer who gets involved with a young singer-songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) in a quest to get back on top in the Screen Gems drama. Back before she was misguidedly naming her offspring after fruits and moonlighting as Iron Man's girlfriend, Gwyneth Paltrow was a pretty big deal in Hollywood -- she even took home a little guy named Oscar in 1999, lest we forget her tearful acceptance speech.

Now it appears that Paltrow's back in the saddle, not only looking to showcase her acting chops in her latest project, 'Love Don't Let Me Down,' but also to prove she has a set of pipes to match that shiny gold statue. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paltrow has just signed on to star as a down-on-her-luck country singer who gets involved with a young singer-songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) in a quest to get back on top in the Screen Gems drama.

Real life country singer Tim McGraw will play Paltrow's husband-manager, while 'Gossip Girl''s Leighton Meester features as a former beauty queen with similar aspirations of singing stardom. The script promises plenty of juicy romantic entanglements between the four that inevitably threaten to derail their bid for fame, and it's penned and directed by Shana Feste, the filmmaker responsible for the aptly-titled 2009 Sundance hit 'The Greatest.' Production is set to commence January 2010 in Nashville, a city synonymous with country crooning.

'Love' won't be Paltrow's first foray into singing for the screen; her role in the 2000 movie 'Duets' saw Paltrow sharing a rendition of Smokey Robinson's 'Cruisin' with co-star Huey Lewis, as well as performing a solo of the Kim Carnes classic "Bette Davis Eyes" -- both songs surprisingly made the top 10 in the Australian singles chart.

Paltrow's dulcet tones can also be caught on the soundtracks to 'Infamous' and 'Emma,' and the actress has even performed off-camera with legendary lyricist Jay-Z during one of the rapper's concerts at Royal Albert Hall. Being married to the frontman of British rock band Coldplay probably doesn't hurt her harmonizing either.

Do you think that Gwyn can hold a note against the likes of Leighton and Tim? Sound off below.