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Coen Brother's Folk Music Project Lands Financing

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood August 31, 2011 at 10:50AM

The Coen brothers' next project, a film about the New York City folk scene in the 1960s, has just received funding from StudioCancal, who promised to co-finance this project.
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Thompson on Hollywood

The Coen brothers' next project, a film about the New York City folk scene in the 1960s, has just received funding from StudioCancal, who promised to co-finance this project.

The upcoming movie, now titled Inside Llewyn Davis, is an original script to be directed and produced by the pair. Scott Rudin will also join on the project as a producer. Rudin worked with the brothers on best-picture Oscar-winner No Country for Old Men and True Grit. ThePlaylist wonders if the trio seems to be prepping for a run at the Oscars. Hey guys, the movie hasn't even started shooting yet.

The film will focus on Llewyn Davis, as she attempts to break into the folk music world during its surge in 1960s New York. In June, the directors said that they would draw inspiration from legendary musician and purveyor of folk talent "Mayor of MacDougal Street" Dave Van Ronk, who cultivated the careers of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Phil Ochs.

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