John Goodman May Be Reuniting With The Coen Brothers For Inside Llewyn Davis

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-10-31 18:19:32discussion comments
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John Goodman has a lot of amazing movies and performances on his resume, but without question his best work comes when he's working with Joel and Ethan Coen. From his turn as serial killer Karl “Madman" Mundt in Barton Fink to the Vietnam-obsessed Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski, every time the actor works with the Coen brothers it's pure gold. Of the filmmaking duo's 15 films, Goodman has had a role in five, but they haven't worked together since 2000's O' Brother Where Art Thou? Thankfully, it looks like that awful streak is coming to an end.

Showbiz 411 reports that Goodman has joined the ranks of Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brothers' newest project. Should the story be true, the actor will be joining Oscar Isaac (who is playing the titular role) and Carey Mulligan. Just this past weekend it was also said that Justin Timberlake had been offered a part in the movie. Set in Greenwich Village during the 1960s, the film is loosely based on the life and times of Dave Van Ronk, who was a central figure in the folk music scene that produced Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Phil Ochs and many others. Goodman has three films set to come out later this year, as he has parts in George Miller's Happy Feet Two, Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist and Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

I can't even tell you how excited I am by this news. It's a crime that it's taken so long for Goodman to work with the Coens again and I really pray that this story is true.
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