Gwyneth Paltrow to star in a new series
Hollywood actor Gwyneth Paltrow (right) is set to star in Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s next project centred around one-off hitmakers from the 1990s. The pair has plans to pitch it to cable networks later this year.
The anthology series would see Paltrow star in the first season before new cast members join future runs, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Murphy said that One Hit Wonder would see Paltrow as a broke singer who had a hit 15 years previously. At her lowest ebb, she is contacted by a record label looking to form a supergroup with three other singers from her era who are equally hard on their luck.
“I love this idea that there is a second act,” Murphy said, adding that the show would feature original music and would focus on female empowerment.
Actors Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz were previously linked to star alongside Paltrow in the movie version before it was cancelled.
Paltrow has shown off her musical prowess before, most notably in the 2010 movie, Country Strong, alongside Tim McGraw. The 43-year-old also starred in a number of epi- sodes of Glee as substitute teacher Holly Holliday.