Garrett Hedlund got a big break with TRON:Legacy and since then he’s been showing off his indie credentials with the likes of the upcoming adaptation of On The Road. While he’ll go back to the mainstream if they ever get the live action Akira off the ground, he’s currently staying in indie territory, as Variety reports he’s in negotiations to join the cast of Inside Llewyn Davis for directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
Hedlund’s apparently been interested in the part for a while, but he’s been hanging around waiting for Akira to get sorted and so couldn’t sign on for the Coens’ movie. However over the weekend Warner shut down pre-production of that movie while they rework the budget, allowing Garrett to sign up for Inside Llewlyn Davis..
The film centres on Oscar Isaac’s title character, a folk musician during the 1960s who navigates throughout the Greenwich Village scene. As the Coens are keeping exact details on the film quiet, he isn’t immediately known who Garrett Hedlund will play, but he will join a cast that includes Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman.
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are directing Inside Llewyn Davis from their own script, which is loosely based on the life of folk singer Dave Van Ronk. Production is scheduled to start within the next few months in New York City.
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