Watch the First Trailer for the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

Oscar Isaac and F. Murray Abraham in Inside Llewyn Davis
Oscar Isaac and F. Murray Abraham in Inside Llewyn Davis

Still without a distributor, Joel and Ethan Coen's new film Inside Llewyn Davis remains a bit of a mystery, but today we get our first look at the upcoming drama starring Oscar Isaac in the title role.

Scripted by the brothers, the film takes a look at the '60s Greenwich Village folk scene with Davis' struggles at the center of the story. A variety of folk musicians served as inspiration, though Dave Van Ronk and his memoir "The Mayor of MacDougal Street" was said to be the story's primary muse.

The film co-stars Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman and F. Murray Abraham.

Check out the trailer below. The film will have a sneak premiere Saturday, February 9 on the Sony Lot. IndieWire has more news on that.

  • Alex

    It's hard to get a read on this...can't really tell if it's a comedy or not. Not sure how I feel about the super soft lighting. Hope we get it soon though.

  • Luke

    This looks amazing! Oscar contender right here. Never doubt the Coens.

  • The Jackal

    This looks intriguing. It certainly held my attention. This film seems to have a very dark vibe to it; I can barely recognize Carey Mulligan underneath all of that bitterness. I'm very excited about this film. I've missed the Cohen brothers very much.

    Thems the facts

  • The Jackal

    *Coen brothers

  • David Gaillardetz

    Carey Mulligan, F. Murray Abraham and the Coen Brothers? I'm sure the crushed it.

  • Susan

    No offense to every other American filmmaker, but the Coens are still the best this country has to offer.

    • MajorFilmFan

      I agree. They really can do very little wrong in my book.

      • SomersetMills

        Aside from that two movie period of Intolerable Cruelty and Ladykillers, plus that last 20 minutes of True Grit, I have to agree that they're great.

  • Gautam

    I liked what I saw. Carey Mulligan looks the best part of the film. Music is good too.

  • AS

    Meh. Doesn't look very interesting... to me at least.

  • Fox

    The Coens can always be counted on

  • Cordia

    Look great again, want to see it asap.

  • Nolan

    The whole thing looks like the cover of Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' album. I guess appropriately so.

  • IngmarTheBergman

    Bob Dylan, Coen Brother - ENOUGH! I'm in. I'm not sure what 'one night only' means though...

    • MajorFilmFan

      It's showing for Critics at Sundance for one night only

  • Fan

    Forgot about this film. Gonna add it to my bookmark.

  • Liathach

    I like the way you don't actually hear Davis play a note in the whole trailer.

  • Criterion10

    Looks very interesting. I always like the Coens, and the performances in this look great as usual. Plus, I love the time period. Will be seeing this when it comes out.

  • Sean Fast

    I thought this sounded dumb when I first heard about it, but after reading the script I was impressed and affected by it. I really enjoyed it, and they definitely hooked me. I'll definitely give it a chance in theaters.

  • Dale

    The movie intrigues me. I well remember the sixties folk movement and believe it's a ripe subject for a movie. Timberlake, almost unrecognizable, looks like he's got the character down and you can never go wrong with John Goodman. I'm looking forward to it.

    • Corbin

      That was Justin Timberlake? Wow, they really changed him.

  • Bren

    Subject matter is completely uninteresting to me but I'll watch because of the Coen's. Good to see F. Murray Abraham working.

  • Connor420

    I love Coen Brothers movies. I cannot wait for it. John Goodman is always good in Coen Bros movies. "OVER THE LINE."

  • Corbin

    I saw this yesterday, and while I'm not over the moon about it, I don't hate it, not like I hate The Heat. I guess I'm in the AS camp with this one, the trailer is 'meh'.