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New Coen brothers film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ debuts trailer

Lauded cinema duo, Ethan and Joel Coen, have dropped the trailer for their upcoming folk-rock film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

Loosely based on the iconic folk star, Dave Van Ron's, biography – through, as Daily Life points out, it could well be a Bob Dylan-inspired picture, “[a] folk singer trying to forge his way in 1960s New York” while “Farewell provides the backing track for the entire trailer” –  the evocative two minute preview features Oscar Isaac as the narrative’s eponymous (rather hirsute) lead opposite an appropriately dark-wigged Carey Mulligan, who plays his ex and fellow artist. If you recall, the two played a morosely dysfunctional couple in Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive.

Also starring Girls’ Adam "Adam" Driver, and Alex "Ray" Karpovsky alongside (the – if only slightly – predictable) John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Max Casella, the approaching movie is certain to attract every Serious Film Fan this side of True Grit. Aside from that scene where (at times the borderline-offensive) Justin Timberlake (who play’s Mulligan’s husband) dons a turtleneck.

Set in 1960s Greenwich, the film is sure to be dense with that signature Coen angst and ambiguity, mixed in with their delectable dry wit. Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men) came on board as the film’s producer, and, as usual, the cinematography appears impeccable.

The upcoming project has no Australian (or U.S., for that matter) release date but has already been dubbed by critics as one of 2013’s must-sees.

For now, the trailer: 

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