If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Today StudioCanal announced that they would be co-financing Joel and Ethan Coen's next film, entitled 'Inside Llewyn Davis' - a music filled pseudo-biopic of a musician's struggle and success in the 1960's New York folk scene. Based loosely upon the life of folk musician and activist Dave Von Ronk (an influential figure in the revival of acoustic folk music and inspiration to a new generation of artists like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell), the project is a new original script from the Brothers that centers around the fictional main character and his resounding impact among his peers, featuring music that Joel assured a Lincoln Centre audience would be "pretty much all performed live, on a single instrument".
The writing/directing duo will once again partner with producer Scott Rudin - marking their third collaboration together after 'No Country for Old Men' and 'True Grit' - but before Spillios start in with the "I hope it has an ending" jokes, let us just point one thing out: we have a fictional main character, based loosely on a real story, who will likely interact with known celebrities of the time, all the while backed with some amazing blues/folk music recorded expressly for the film. Do you know what that sounds like? If you answered "the Coen Brothers' 2000 smash hit O Brother Where Art Thou?", go get yourself a cookie.
The Coen's have proven themselves time and time again to be capable and intensely creative filmmakers. With their knack for enticing A-list and incredible character actors to their projects, this is a film you'll want to be on the lookout for. Oh, and just in case you're still on the fence: