Gwyneth Paltrow and her famous pals are giving the actress' brother a boost as he embarks on a directing career - by signing up to star in his debut.

The PROOF star, Penelope Cruz and DANNY DE VITO will join British funnymen Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman in JAKE PALTROW's new movie THE GOOD NIGHT.

Paltrow also wrote the screenplay for the film, which will feature THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY star Freeman as a pop star suffering a mid-life crisis.