Scott Garfield

This December, Gwyneth Paltrow and Leighton Meester will join forces (and voices) for a new film, Country Strong, and we’re excited to check it out: Paltrow plays a fallen star who attempts to resurrect her career with the help of a rising young singer/songwriter (played by Garret Hedlund), while  Meester appears as a young beauty-queen-turned-singer. (Actor/singer Tim McGraw plays Paltrow’s husband/manager.) Pictures of the actresses in costume are starting to emerge, and we must say, Paltrow certainly doesn’t look “fallen” in her sexy on-stage LBD and cute, casual plaid button downs. And Meester’s girly-girl frocks and big hair are just what we’d expect based on her character’s pageant background. See more photos from the film in the gallery below. Country Strong hits theaters December 22, 2010.