Some new information has been revealed for the Coen Brothers new film which was previously described as being based on the 1960's folk scene in New York’s Greenwich Village. Today is been reported that StudoCanalhas jumped on board the project as a co-financier.
According to the report the film will be called Inside Llewyn Davis, which comes from an original script which will be directed and produced by the Coen Bros. The story "centers around Llewyn Davis' struggles as a folk musician during the genre's 1960s heyday in New York City."
We previously reported that the film would be loosely based on the life of Dave van Ronk. Who was known as "the uncle of the coffeehouse scene, a big personality famed for his musical acumen, left-wing politics, general erudition and entertaining storytelling. On his watch, era-defining musicians such as Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell were discovered and cultivated. Van Ronk also was a noted blues guitarist in his own right." He died in 2002 at the age of 66, but his legacy lived on with his memoir published posthumously three years later titled "The Mayor of MacDougal Street", which is said to be part of the basis of the film.
I imagine this Llewyn Davis character that the movie is titled after is a fictionalized version of van Ronk. I love the films of the Coen Brothers, and I'm looking forward to seeing how this film turns out.