Faith Hill Heads Back to the Big Screen

Singer Stars in Indie Crime Drama, Dixieland

Uh oh, Tim McGraw. Is your wife Faith Hill trying to steal your cinematic thunder?

No, she would never do that, but Hill is apparently following in her hubby’s footsteps by making some time in her career for another acting project — the indie crime drama Dixieland, according to Deadline.com.

Hill reportedly will star as the mother of a young guy recently released from prison who falls for the “troubled girl next door.” This troubled girl is played by none other than Riley Keough, granddaughter of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself, the late Elvis Presley.

Though no release date has been announced yet, Deadline also reports the project has already wrapped shooting and was filmed on location in Jackson, Mississippi.

It’s a huge and obvious move for Hill to grace the big screen once again with her flawless presence. The last time we saw her on celluloid was in 2004’s The Stepford Wives with Nicole Kidman.

True, Hill hasn’t been banking as much time lately on the big screen as McGraw, who’s logged several movies in the last few years including Friday Night Lights (2004), The Blind Side (2009), Country Strong (2010) and the upcoming Tomorrowland with George Clooney. However, that doesn’t mean Hill doesn’t take her acting career seriously.

And this project proves it. The star-studded cast of Dixieland also includes Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte, True Detective’s Brad Carter and Treme star (and respected singer-songwriter) Steve Earle, to name a few.

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