The Coen Brothers’ latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, is about a singer-songwriter struggling to find his way through the Greenwich Village folk music scene during the early 1960s. Based loosely on Dave Van Ronk’s 2005 memoir, The Mayor of MacDougal Street, the movie explores cultural disconnects of the pre-Bob Dylan folk era.
The top-notch cast includes Oscar Isaac (Drive) in the title role, along with Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan (who plays a foul-mouthed friend), John Goodman and Adam Driver. Isaac, Timberlake and Mulligan all perform music in the film.
Joel Coen recently admitted to reporters that the movie lacks a central plot, but that didn’t seem to bother audiences at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where the picture was enthusiastically received.
T-Bone Burnett, who worked with the Coens on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, was the music supervisor.
Inside Llewyn Davis is scheduled to premiere in theaters Dec. 20, 2013.
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