Reports are rolling in stating that Justin Timberlake has been offered a role in the Coen brothers’ next movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. Oscar Isaac (Drive, Sucker Punch) and Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go, An Education) are already set to star in the film.
According to Variety:
Story focuses on the folk music scene in Greenwich Village in the 1960s and the title character is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk, a folk singer who was friends with Bob Dylan, among other famous musicians.
The Coens have offered Timberlake the role of Jim, a folk musician married to Jean, who will be played by Carey Mulligan.
Oscar Isaac (“Drive”) stars as the title character, a struggling folk musician born and bred in Queens. Despite being a talented singer and guitarist, he just can’t seem to make ends meet playing music.
Nothing’s confirmed yet; it’s still in the offer stage, but I personally hope Timberlake takes the role, as I think it will give him a chance to shut the critics up. What are your thoughts?