- Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Ethan Phillips, Robin Bartlett, Max Casella, Jerry Grayson, Jeanine Serralles, Adam Driver, Stark Sands, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Alex Karpovsky, Helen Hong, Bradley Mott, Michael Rosner, Bonnie Rose, Jack O'Connell, Ricardo Cordero, Sylvia Kauders, Ian Jarvis, Diane Findlay, Ian Blackman, Steve Routman, Susan Blommaert, Amelia McClain, James Colby, Charlotte Booker, Samuel Haft, F. Murray Abraham, Jake Ryan, Nancy Blake, Stephen Payne, Benjamin Pike
- Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
- Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
- Producers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin
- Associate Producers: Catherine Farrell, Drew P. Houpt
- Executive Producers: Olivier Courson, Robert Graf, Ron Halpern
- Art Direction: Deborah Jensen
- Casting: Ellen Chenoweth
- Costume Design: Mary Zophres
- D.O.P.: Bruno Delbonnel
- Editor: Roderick Jaynes
- Makeup: Nicki Ledermann
- Music: Various
- Production Design: Jess Gonchor
- Set Decoration: Susan Bode
Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. 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.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Minnesota, USA; New York City, USA
- MPAA Warning: Language including some sexual references
- Production Budget: $11 million
- Production Companies: Anton Capital Entertainment, Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Studio Canal
- Production Schedule: 6 February 2012 - April 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "The Coen brothers get to indulge their love of folk music again with this story of a singer-songwriter navigating that scene in New York's Greenwich Village during the 1960s. Though the protagonist is fictional, Dave van Ronk's memoir "The Mayor of MacDougal Street" is said to serve as inspiration for the project which was shot in Queens at the start of the year.
Coming off the major success of their western remake "True Grit" which not only scored critical acclaim, but became a genuine crowd-pleasing hit, the Coens are once again teaming with Scott Rudin and Harvey Weinstein as producers. Expect a big awards push at the end of the year if the critics take a liking to this.
Judging by the polarised script reviews so far though, they might not all be onboard. The film follows a drifter who ultimately doesn't learn anything, stays fairly enigmatic throughout, and ultimately ends in a fairly dark place. Isaac is a solid actor though, especially in more dramatic modern historical fare like "Balibo" and "Che," so I'm curious to see what the Coens can do with him.
He's aided by Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and F. Murray Abraham, along with some good looking young guys such as Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund, Stark Sands, and "Girls" scene stealer Adam Driver. The film is said to be almost finished, but hasn't locked a release date as yet. Reports in the British press indicate a potential Cannes debut is currently under consideration."