Oscar Isaac Takes Inside Llewyn Davis

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Oscar Isaac has been cast as the lead in the next film from Joel and Ethan Coen, Deadline reports.

The film, 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”.

At a talk they did earlier this year at the Lincoln Center’s new Elinor Munroe Film Center, the brothers told moderator Noah Baumbach that they were working on a musical-based film, which they compared to Baumbach’s own film, Margot at the Wedding, and its dialogue and “music [that’s] pretty much all performed live, single instrument.”

Isaac, who recently appeared in Drive and will soon star in The Bourne Legacy, had a chance to showcase his singing talent earlier this year in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.

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