CBS Films Pays $4 Million for Coen Bros.' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
The Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis has been acquired for domestic distribution by CBS Films. The purchase price was about $4 million, according to sources.
The film, a folk-music drama set in 1960 in New York's Greenwich Village, stars Oscar Isaac as a singer loosely based on the local hero Dave Van Ronk. Carey Mulligan plays his love interest, while the film co-stars Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund and John Goodman.
Isaac, Timberlake and Grammy-winning folk-rock singer Marcus Mumford will perform on the soundtrack, which is being produced by T Bone Burnett. Isaac, a trained musician, performs throughout the film, which focuses on the stormy career of a man who became known as "The Mayor of MacDougal Street," which also served as the title for his memoir.
"We did all the music live, no playback; it's like a concert movie," Isaac told THR last summer. "There's like six or seven songs in it."
Scott Rudin is producing the film alongside the Coen brothers; previous collaborations among the filmmakers and the producer include No Country for Old Men and True Grit.
- What's On TV Tonight: 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 19 Premiere, 'American Ninja Warrior,' and More Picks
- Norman Reedus to Publish Book of 'Walking Dead' Fans' Daryl Dixon Art (PHOTOS)
- 'Dancing With the Stars' Winners: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)
- Meet Pete Davidson, the Newest 'Saturday Night Live' Featured Player (VIDEO)