According to Collider, The Brothers Coen produced the film without a domestic distributor, and following a screening for potential buyers last week, a bidding war broke out between studios that were vying to acquire the pic. CBS Films came out the victor, and the studio will now handle the domestic distribution of the drama that takes place in the folk music scene of New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s.
Inside Llewyn Davis will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month and is slated for a December 6th theatrical release.
Inside Llewyn Davis is about a singer-songwriter who navigates New York's folk music scene during the 1960s. It is slated for a 2013 release and was written and directed by brothers' Ethan and Joel Coen.
Carey Mulligan (who will be playing Jean Berkey) co-stars with Justin Timberlake (Jim Berkey), Garrett Hedlum, John Goodman, and Oscar Isaac (who previously co-starred with Carey in Drive).
This was a first still photo of Carey Mulligan with Justin Timberlake via Collider.
Watch the first trailer and read the press release below...
Here’s the press release:
LOS ANGELES – February 19, 2013 – CBS Films announced today it has acquired US rights to INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. Written and directed by Academy Award©-winners Joel and Ethan Coen and produced by Scott Rudin and Joel and Ethan Coen, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows an aspiring singer-songwriter (Isaac) as he navigates the 1960s folk-music scene in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Grammy®-winner T Bone Burnett produced the film’s soundtrack which includes music performed by, among others, Oscar Isaac, Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake. Robert Graf served as executive producer, T Bone Burnett served as executive music producer and Marcus Mumford as associate music producer.
Previous collaborations between the Coen Brothers and Rudin include the Academy Award©-winning Best Picture of 2007 No Country For Old Men and the multiple-Academy Award©-nominatedTrue Grit.
Studio Canal is handling international distribution for the film as well as foreign sales. UTA negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.