CBS Films Picks Up the Coen Brothers' New Film 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
CBS Films has only been around for a few years, but with titles like Extraordinary Measures, The Mechanic, Faster, and Beastly on their roster so far, they haven't gotten off to the greatest start. But the company did a solid job with Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths last year, and they also turned some heads when they picked up Toy's House recently, which was one of the best films that emerged from Sundance last month. Now it appears that they're really trying to turn things around, as a press release reveals that CBS Films has picked up the Coen Brothers' new 60s folk music indie Inside Llewyn Davis
We've already seen a trailer for the New York City period piece, and though there was some speculation that the film might hit as early as 2012, we're now guessing that a May premiere at the Cannes Film Festival is the likeliest bet. CBS Films paid $4 million for U.S. distribution rights for this movie after an early screening on the Sony lot generated a bunch of great buzz. There still isn't an official release date set yet, so we'll be sure to keep you in the loop when that info is finally revealed.
Joel and Ethan Coen are writing and directing Inside Llewyn Davis which is partly based on Dave van Ronk's memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, which chronicles the musician's time as a larger-than-life presence in the 60's folk music scene in Greenwich Village, known for the famous folk-music haunts and mentoring musicians such as Bob Dylan. Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Adam Driver and more star in the film which also brings back O Brother Where Art Thou music producer T-Bone Burnett working with Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons.