John Goodman Back with Joel & Ethan Coen for 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

October 31, 2011
Source: Showbiz 411

John Goodman

With an offer currently out to singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake for a lead role in Joen and Ethan Coen's folk music film Inside Llewyn Davis with Oscar Isaac playing the titular character and Carey Mulligan taking another integral role, the cast is already quite impressive. Now a familiar face to fans of the Coen Brothers' films has joined the mix as Showbiz 411 reports that actor John Goodman, who has starred in the siblings' films such as Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski and O, Brother Where Art Thou?, is taking an unknown role in the film set in the folk music scene of the 60's.

Partly based on Dave Van Ronk's memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, which chronicles the musicians's time as a larger-than-life presence with a blustery personality to match his big frame, who is known for the famous folk-music haunts and mentoring musicians such rising talents as Bob Dylan. The film is said to be similar to A Mighty Wind, the mockumentary film from Christopher Guest, but with some ominous twists, which sounds like the Coen Brothers' calling card to me. It's always nice to have Goodman show up in a Coen Brothers' film, even in the smallest role, so I'm excited to see who he will play in the film.

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  • John Goodman is one great actor and will add that much more to the film.
  • Voice of Reason
    (first off, Goodman hardly "starred" in The Hudsucker Proxy as a voice actor for A newsreel) But this is good news, I do love Goodman and only makes me more revved for this latest Coen Brothers venture....except for the whole 'Mighty Wind' comparison, that flick was terrible and was pretty much Guests directorial grave.
  • Craig
    I really wanted to see them do a horror movie. They must have been joking about that.




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