'Gossip Girl's' Leighton Meester cast in country music drama

leighton-meester-headband.jpgThe Upper East Side's Blair Waldorf is trading her "Gossip Girl" headbands for a cowboy hat -- Leighton Meester is headed to Nashville for "Love Don't Let Me Down."

"Love Don't Let Me Down" is shaping up to have an all-star cast. Not only has Leighton Meester signed on, but so have Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw and Garrett Hedlund, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The story is that a rising country star (Hedlund) teams up with a fallen country star (Paltrow). Their relationship is complicated by the fallen star's manager-husband (McGraw) and a beauty-queen-turned-country-singer (Meester).

Production begins in 2010 in Nashville. Interestingly, though McGraw and Hedlund play romantic rivals in "Love Don't Let Me Down," they played father and son in the movie version of "Friday Night Lights." McGraw can also currently be seen as Sandra Bullock's husband in "The Blind Side."

This is movie will undoubtedly help Leighton Meester's burgeoning singing career and probably expose her talents to a different audience than the "Gossip Girl" set.

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