Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow takes center stage in the official trailer for her new movie 'Country Strong,' released exclusively today to Moviefone.

In the film, Paltrow plays Kelly Canter, a Nashville country singer fresh out of rehab following an arrest on charges of drunk and disorderly conduct. With the help of her husband and manager ('The Blind Side's' Tim McGraw), Kelly plans to launch a comeback tour, during which she meets an undiscovered singer-songwriter ('Tron: Legacy's' Garrett Hedlund). But with problems still lurking (among them alcohol and Kelly's cutesy opening act, played by 'Gossip Girl' beauty Leighton Meester), the road to recovery proves to be a bumpy one for Kelly, and she must quickly learn what it means to truly be country strong.

Based on the trailer, Paltrow looks -- and more importantly sounds -- like a sure-fire hit. Check it out above, then be sure to see 'Country Strong' when it hits theaters in limited release on Dec. 22 (everywhere Jan. 7).


Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow takes center stage in the official trailer for her new movie 'Country Strong,' released exclusively today to Moviefone.

In the film, Paltrow plays Kelly Canter, a Nashville country singer fresh out of rehab following an arrest on charges of drunk and disorderly conduct. With the help of her husband and manager ('The Blind Side's' Tim McGraw), Kelly plans to launch a comeback tour, during which she meets an undiscovered singer-songwriter ('Tron: Legacy's' Garrett Hedlund). But with problems still lurking (among them alcohol and Kelly's cutesy opening act, played by 'Gossip Girl' beauty Leighton Meester), the road to recovery proves to be a bumpy one for Kelly, and she must quickly learn what it means to truly be country strong.

Based on the trailer, Paltrow looks -- and more importantly sounds -- like a sure-fire hit. Check it out above, then be sure to see 'Country Strong' when it hits theaters in limited release on Dec. 22 (everywhere Jan. 7).