This past weekend I went to see The Blind Side – a movie I have been waiting for since I started writing about it last April, when they started filming. And then I wrote about it in August, when the movie trailers were released. I couldn’t wait to see it – and that one definitely lived up to my expectations.
It’s a great movie, based on a great book – and it’s just such a good story – I think everyone needs to go see it. Now, it appears that one of the Blind Side actors is on his way to a new production. Of course I’m talking about Tim McGraw.
Movieweb, and just about everyone else, has been talking about the movie Love Don’t Let Me Down, which is scheduled to begin filming in Nashville in January, 2010.
the article at Movieweb says, “Writer/director Shane Feste has nabbed Gwyneth Paltrow and country superstar Tim McGraw for her upcoming Nashville-based drama Love Don’t Let Me Down. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester are also set to star in the project, which Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping are producing through their Maguire Entertainment banner.”
Somehow, I don’t think this one is going to be quite the story that The Blind Side was – but here’s the plot, from Movieweb: Hedlund plays a young rising singer-songwriter who becomes involved with a fallen country singer played by Paltrow. They embark on a career resurrection tour with her husband-manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester). Romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.
I’m always amazed at how quickly a movie can be made. I remember when they started shooting The Blind Side, and I kept wondering how Tim was going to fit that in to his concert schedule. I’m wondering the same thing again now – the new movie starts filming in January, and Tim’s got a tour starting in February. You can get the full schedule on his web site. But, I’m not worried – after seeing The Blind Side (for the first of many times), I know it can be done.
In case you missed David Letterman’s show on Oct. 16, here’s Tim’s appearance on that show.
I better run. I have a lot to do today, and yes, I owe a few of you e-mail … I’ll do my very best to get to that tonight. You guys have a great Thursday!
Talk to you soon,