Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Edgar Wright Heads For Grasshopper Jungle
He's attached to the YA adaptation
Joaquin Phoenix In Early Talks For Doctor Strange
He could be the Sorcerer Supreme
Comic-Con: Jonathan Pryce & More Join Game Of Thrones
Alexander Siddig, Keisha Castle-Hughes and more set for Season 5
Patrick Wilson Departs Ant-Man
Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman are also leaving the film
Comic-Con: Maze Runner Sequel In Development
The Scorch Trials should be on the way
Comic-Con: Sam Raimi Is Writing An Evil Dead TV Show
Along with Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell
Comic-Con: The Walking Dead Unleashes First Season Five Tease
'We don't know what's coming next...'
Comic-Con: Sam Raimi Talks The Last Of Us Movie
And reveals Maisie Williams in talks
Comic-Con: New Avengers: Age Of Ultron Image
Black Widow finds a LiveWire
Working Title Acquires Enid Blyton's The Famous Five
Five on the development trail
See The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art Posters
Updated! Now with Black Widow, Captain America, The Vision & more
Gallery: Toys, Models And Stalls From The 2014 Comic-Con Floor
Check out the sights and stalls of 2014's San Diego convention
Raccoon Rule At Guardians Of The Galaxy’s London Premiere
It’s a marvellous night for a racoon dance
New Clip From Football Animation The Unbeatables
Fuss in boots
Comic-Con: New Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman Revealed
Check out the Batdimples on Bruce
Comic-Con: Christopher Nolan Unveils Interstellar
Director’s surprise appearance heralds new information
Hammer Opens The Winchester Mystery House
Spierig brothers prepare for a haunting
Comic-Con: First Poster For Leprechaun Prequel
Leprechaun: Origins goes back to the old country
Podcast #121: Brett Ratner, Jason Blum
What are your 'dating dealbreaker' movies?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 July 2014
Amy Ryan Joins Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller
Along with Eve Hewson and Billy Magnussen
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: Episode VII
18 December 2015
Unbroken
26 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
In Secret (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Two Faces Of January (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Inside Llewyn Davis (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Runner Runner (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The Coens Want Justin Timberlake
For Inside Llewyn Davis

30 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

The Coens Want Justin Timberlake

While Justin Timberlake has been getting steady acting work for years, his career really took off thanks to his praised performance in The Social Network. Now the Coen brothers think he’s right for their next project, and the writing/directing/producing duo have offered him one of the lead roles in Inside Llewyn Davis.

Set in the developing folk music scene of 1960s Greenwich Village in New York, the movie will follow the struggles of the title character (Oscar Isaac), a talented musician who inspires others yet can’t seem to make enough playing gigs.

Among those he mentors is fellow tunesmith Jim (Timberlake, if he accepts the role), who is trying to find his own voice. He’s married to Jean (Carey Mulligan, who is already aboard).

Isaac’s character is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk, a singer/songwriter who hung with the likes of Bob Dylan.

This could be a another big boost to Timberlake’s acting career, but of course he’ll have decide whether he can handle the musical element of it… What’s that? He’s also known for what? Oh, yeah… Never mind.

Joel and Ethan Coen are looking to get filming early next year in New York. Timberlake, meanwhile, will next be seen in Andrew Niccol’s In Time, which is out here on Tuesday November 1.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Schwarzenegger Heads To Black Sands
More action follows The Last Stand
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Yeah he was good in the Social Network - because he was basically playing himself. I can't see him doing much more as an actor, in fact I loath seeing his name in anything now. Why not cast Kim fricken Kardashian as well?? More

Posted by sifter132 at 21:30 on 31 October 2011 | Report This Post

Big fan of Timberlake as an actor, and I'm alway excited by a new Coen brothers film. Hope he takes the role. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:36 on 31 October 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)