The Coen brothers have released the first trailer for their upcoming folk-rock film Inside Llewyn Davis, and it is packed with all the anxieties, uncertainties and copious amounts of dry wit you could ever want from siblings Joel and Ethan.
Loosely based on the life of folk icon Dave Van Ronk, the film follows Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis, a struggling, aspiring musician living in Greenwich Village at the height of folk scene in the 1960s. Aptly set to Bob Dylan‘s “Farewell,” the trailer shows Davis puttering and playing around the city, absorbing snarky insults from John Goodman and getting a vicious lesson on safe sex from love interest Jean Berkey, played by Carey Mulligan.
Inside Llewyn Davis, the follow-up to the Coens’ 2010 remake of True Grit, also stars Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver. A release date has yet to be announced.