TORONTO, CANADA (May 16, 2013) – Mongrel Media announced today that the company
has acquired all Canadian rights to INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. Written and directed
by Oscar 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 a week in the life of a young folk singer as he
navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac)
is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York
winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly
insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of
both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s
misadventures take him from the basket houses of the Village to an empty Chicago
club—on an odyssey to audition for music mogul Bud Grossman—and back again.
Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan
(as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch
Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS —in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is
infused with the transportive sound of another time and place. An epic on an
intimate scale, it represents the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with Oscar
and Grammy Award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett.
Previous collaborations between the Coen Brothers and Rudin include the
Oscar-winning Best Picture of 2007 No Country for Old Men and the multiple
Oscar-nominated True Grit.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS makes its world premiere on Sunday, May 19, when it plays in
Competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. CBS Films will release the film
in the U.S. beginning in New York and LA on December 6, with an expansion on
December 20. Mongrel Media will open with a limited release on December 20,
followed by expansion on January 10, 2014.