It’s been ten years since John Goodman last appeared in a film from the Coen brothers, but that’s about to change as Showbiz 411 reports that the star has signed on for their next, Inside Llewyn Davis.
The project 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.”
The project will mark the fifth film from Joel and Ethan Coen will Goodman in the cast. Past team-ups include Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. This time around, he’ll join Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake.
Goodman can be seen later this year in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and will appear as a voice in Happy Feet 2. He’s also a recent addition to the cast of NBC’s “Community” and will make recurring appearances throughout this season.
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