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CBS Films Get “Inside Llewyn Davis”

They got off to a shaky start in ’10, and the turn around commenced somewhere around the same time last year when they released The Woman in Black, and now, along with Dylan Kidd’s Get a Job and the Sundance smash Toy’s House, CBS Films are looking at a strong ’13 campaign as they beat off some stiff competition to grab the domestic distribution rights to the Coen Bros.’ highly anticipated Inside Llewyn Davis. Deadline reports that they got the title for under $5 million – the biggie question now is what will be Studio Canal’s festival strategy and does this receive a summer or awards-friendly fall release?

Gist: Based on the life of musician Dave van Ronk (played by Oscar Isaac) and van Ronk’s memoir, “The Mayor of MacDougal Street” this is about a singer-songwriter navigates New York’s folk music scene (Greenwich Village) during the 1960s.

Worth Noting: From wiki: Van Ronk was a widely admired avuncular figure in “the Village”, presiding over the coffeehouse folk culture and acting as a friend to many up-and-coming artists by inspiring, assisting, and promoting them. Folk performers whom he befriended include Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Patrick Sky, Phil Ochs, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Guthrie Thomas, and Joni Mitchell.

Do We Care?: Sitting in the number three spot of our Most Anticipated Films of 2013, we’re even more stoked by the prospects of this film when the trailer (Carey Mulligan is Diane Keaton-esque and John Goodman is at his best in Coen Bros. film) first appeared and a Croisette showing appears very likely.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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