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CBS Films announced today that it has picked up Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest film from the Coen Brothers.
The distributor did not set a release date, but it is likely to be one of the most anticipated films of the 2013 awards season, especially since it is the first film from the Coen brothers since 2010’s True Grit. It also features an all-star cast that includes John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, and F. Murray Abraham.
Oscar Isaac, who impressed with his role in 2011’s Drive, plays the title character, a folk singer trying to make it big in 1960s Greenwich Villaige. Isac, Timberlake and Marcus Mumford perfromed the music in the film and Grammy winner T Bone Burnett was recruited to produce the music. Mumford acted as associated music producer.
This is also another collaboration between the Coens and producer Scott Rudin. They previosuly worked on True Grit and 2007’s No Country for Old Men, which won Best Picture and Best Director.
The first footage from the film surfaced last month, prior to a special screening of the film in Los Angeles. The trailer uses the Bob Dylan song “Farewell.”
While CBS didn’t reveal financial terms, Deadline is reporting that it paid nearly $4 million for U.S. rights.
International distribution will be handled by Studio Canal, which also partly financed it.
image: CBS Films