First Trailer for INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS


The first trailer for the Coen brothers latest, Inside Llewyn Davis, has gone online and I have to say I am already more excited for this film than most of the films I put on my most anticipated list for the year. How I overlooked this one is a realy mystery as I'd heard plenty about it when the Coen's were putting it together and casting the film. Inspired by the 1960's Greenwich Village folk scene that spawned Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Richard Farina and the inspiration for this film, Dave Van Ronk the film is clearly about a musician but also a man despised and how the creativity and freedom of songwriting and performing helps him escape these real world issues. The cast looks to be in top form as Oscar Isaac plays the title character and is more than qualified for the job; if you've seen anything the guy has been featured in recently (10 Years, Won't Back Down) you'll know he likes to sing and play music as much as he does act. His character doesn't seem to be the worst of guys, but everyone he surrounds himself with seems to think the opposite. Whether it be Carey Mulligan or John Goodman, they both take equally stinging shots at the singer/songwriter. The film is loosely based on Van Ronk's memoir "The Mayor of MacDougal Street" and also stars Justin Timberlake, Garret Hedlund, Adam Driver and F. Murray Abraham. It was expected to have opened late last year but is now expected to premiere at the Cannes Film festival this May. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer.