Oscar Isaac Previews Music Talents from Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
Sadly, it seems like we won't get to see a new film from the Coen Brothers as directors hitting the big screen this year (though they did script the remake of Gambit with Colin Firth which is coming sooner than later). However, that doesn't mean we can't still get excited for their folk music based film Inside Llewyn Davis starring Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund. In fact, we have a bit of a sneak preview from the music to be heard in the film as Oscar Isaac, playing the title character, performed a song from the film at a recent press event for the 10 Years high school reunion indie. Watch!
Big name musicians like Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Jeff Buckley have performed the song previously, but the most important one is Dave Van Ronk, the character on which Llewyn Davis is based. If there was any doubt of Isaac's musical talents, this should erase them. It's a classic tune, and I can't wait to hear what other songs will make it on to the film's soundtrack, especially with all the talent taking on musician roles. For those just joining us, the film, partly based on Van Ronk's memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, chronicles the musicians's time as a larger-than-life presence in the 60's folk music scene in Greenwich Village, who is known for the famous folk-music haunts and mentoring musicians such as Bob Dylan. Though a release date hasn't been set yet, Isaac hints audiences may get to see the film this year. Stay tuned.