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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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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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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.