Soundtrack includes contributions from Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford and Bob Dylan
A new trailer for the Coen Brothers‘ folk music movie Inside Llewyn Davis has been released via Yahoo!. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.
The film is loosely based on The Mayor Of MacDougal Street, the posthumous memoir of Dave Van Ronk, a cult US folk artist who had connections with Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. It stars up-and-coming actor Oscar Isaac as a singer-songwriter navigating the New York folk scene in 1961.
The strong supporting cast includes Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Adam Driver from Girls.
The film’s soundtrack was produced by T-Bone Burnett, who also worked with the Coen Brothers on O Brother, Where Art Thou?. It features a mix of classic folk recordings and original songs, with Timberlake and Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons both contributing. Click here for the full tracklisting, which includes a never-before-released Bob Dylan recording of his song ‘Farewell’.
Inside Llewyn Davis won the second most prestigious prize, the Grand Prix Award, at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and opens in US cinemas on December 20 – right in the heart of awards season. The UK release follows on on January 14, 2014.