The film, reportedly follows just about two weeks’ time in the life of our titular singer-songwriter character Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), who sings full performances alongside Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake.
The film, which Joel Coen describes as being about ‘how good you are doesn’t always matter,’ also stars John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Adam Driver.
The story goes to locations ‘like Gerde’s, the Gaslight Café and the Gate of Horn in Chicago without explicitly portraying real artists or folk music powers like the impresario Albert Grossman.’
It has even been confirmed that the flick loosely based on Dave van Ronk, an influential folk musician who inspired the likes of Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and Joni Mitchell, could have made the 2012 release calendar, but without an American distributor locked in place, the filmmakers are going at their own pace and plan to possibly bring it to Cannes in May.
The Coens’ most musically oriented film since O Brother, Where Art Thou? reteams the ‘two headed director’ with T-Bone Burnett who is back to produce the soundtrack for Inside Llewyn Davis.
Check out two new black-and-white stills below.