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Coens' Cannes-Bound 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets New Date, Poster and Trailer UPDATED

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 8, 2013 at 2:14PM

CBS Films is finally going to show its true colors under new co-presidents Terry Press and Wolfgang Hammer. They scooped up the Coen brothers' latest indie feature, "Inside Llewyn Davis," with an eye on award season. One reason it has a shot: it's about the struggles of an artist, a Village folk musician. That's inside the Academy's sweet spot.
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'Inside Llewyn Davis'
'Inside Llewyn Davis'

UPDATED: A new Red Band trailer and poster for "Inside Llewyn Davis" have just been released. Check out both below.

EARLIER: CBS Films is finally going to show its true colors under new co-presidents Terry Press and Wolfgang Hammer. They scooped up the Coen brothers' latest indie feature, "Inside Llewyn Davis," with an eye on award season. One reason it has a shot: it's about the struggles of an artist, a Village folk musician. That's inside the Academy's sweet spot.

So are Oscar-winning writer-directors, Joel and Ethan Coen ("Fargo," "No Country for Old Men"). With Oscar campaign veterans Press, producer Scott Rudin and Strategy PR's Cynthia Swartz behind it, the film has a shot.

Sure enough, "Inside Llewyn Davis" is going to Cannes next week, where the Coens will compete for the eighth time for the Palme d'Or (they won for "Barton Fink" and took home best director for "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Fargo"), with likely fall film fest slots ahead. And not surprisingly, CBS Films has slotted the film for a prime award season December 6 limited release date with an expansion on December 20.

Also starring Oscar Isaac ("Drive"), Justin Timberlake and Garrett Hedlund, "Llewyn" chronicles the folk music scene in 1960s New York, loosely based on Dave Von Ronk's 2005 memoir "The Mayor of MacDougal Street."

Llewyn Davis Poster

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.