Remember that Coe brothers folk music project that was reported on a while back? Well, it just got the shot of hipness that might make it big news in the entertainment world: A lead role has been offered to none other than Justin Timberlake. The movie, called Inside Llewyn Davis, follows a “struggling folk musician born and bred in Queens who, despite being a talented singer and guitarist, just can’t seem to make ends meet playing music.” If Timberlake accepts the opportunity to work with the Coen brothers (uh, right, “if”), he’ll be joining Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac in the movie as Jim, a folk musician and husband to Carey Mulligan.
Timberlake has had a lot of acting work lately, but working with revered auteurs like the Coens could put him back in a role as high-profile and highly praised as his performance in David Fincher’s The Social Network last year. As Mr. Timberlake’s most trusted adviser, I’ll be sure to let him know this. I’ll also tell him you said “hey.” (Variety)