Garrett Hedlund is now said by Variety to be in talks to appear in Inside Llewyn Davis. He’d join Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman and Jeanine Serralles in the next film from Joel and Ethan Coen.
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.”
Hedlund is best known for his leading role in 2009’s TRON: Legacy and previously showed off his musical talent in the same year’s Country Strong.
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