Coen Brothers Doing Van Ronk/Folk Film

“Heavy fictionalized”
version of the legendary folkie’s life.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Rolling Stone reports that filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen – that would be the Coen brothers –
are making a movie “loosely based on the story of Dave Van Ronk” titled Inside Llewyn Davis, it’s said that the
Coens’ screenplay “will be heavy fictionalized,” depicting the titular
character “struggling as a folk musician during the peak of [the Greenwich
Village folk scene in the ‘60s].”

 

No date has been announced, nor have any of the actors,
although it wouldn’t be a total stretch to have Steve Earle portray the late
Van Ronk, pictured below. The Coens will direct and produce, per usual, and
this will be the followup to True Grit.

 

 

Actually, we just noticed this story was first reported by
the LA Times back in June. Go here to
read that report.

 

 

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