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It was nearly a year ago that Joel and Ethan Coen began production on their latest effort, Inside Llewyn Davis. Inspired loosely by folk singer Dave Van Ronk's memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, the 1960s-set drama explores the folk music scene that was brewing within New York City through the titular character Llewyn Davis. The film has long since wrapped and has remained largely mysterious. We still don't know when it's slated for release.
Being that it is a Coen Bros movie, buzz began for the film before casting did. Then, the celebrated directing duo compiled a cast that includes their long-time collaborator John Goodman, Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan, TRON: Legacy's Garrett Hedlund, Girls' Alex Karpovsky and Adam Driver, as well as Justin Timberlake, and rising ingendude Oscar Isaac. And yet producers have been stingy in releasing images or clips, until now. Check out the film's first trailer below:
Released on what appears to be film's official site, the trailer reveals a bearded and beleaguered Isaac as he crashes around New York and beyond looking to forge a career as a musician. It's a terrific and tantalizing tease. We're shown Mulligan as an embittered ex with a gift for vivid imagery, a glimpse of Timberlake, and Goodman at his growling best. Then, just as we are about to hear what lies inside Llewyn Davis—the man and the album—the trailer ends. Oh, Coens, how you tease, not even giving a hint as to when this promising pic might hit theaters!
If you can't wait for a taste of Inside Llewyn Davis' music, check out this clip of Isaac performing "Dink's Song" at a press event last fall.