The Coens Brothers like to mix it up, and while they’re never exactly mainstream, some of their films are more accessible than others. Following their biggest commercial success ever, True Grit, they’re now planning on something that’s going to be a more difficult sell to the masses, and according to Variety, they’ve enlisted Drive and Sucker Punch star Oscar Isaac for the lead role.
The movie, Inside Llewyn Davis, is based on the life of musician Dave van Ronk, part of the folk music scene that hit Greenwich Village in the 1960’s. The script is said to be based in part on van Ronk’s memoir, The Mayor of MacDougal Street. However this being the Coens, it’s tough to say who Isaac will be playing, as he could be van Ronk, or Llewyn Davis, except that beyond that name being in the title, we have no clue who Llewyn Davis might be.
Isaac’s career should get a big boost next year as he has a major role in The Bourne Legacy. He’ll start shooting Inside Llewlyn Davis early next year in New York.
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