Inside Llewyn Davis Featurette on ‘Please Mr. Kennedy’ Song

Deadline has released this great featurette for Inside Llewyn Davis, the upcoming film from the Coen brothers. The video offers a look at a scene in which Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver perform “Please Mr. Kennedy”, a song that was written by music producer T Bone Burnett. Burnett himself talks about how he developed the song, and reveals that the performance in the final scene ended up being the original live-recording.

Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Here’s the official synopsis for Inside Llewyn Davis:

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961 LLEWYN DAVIS (OSCAR ISAAC) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul—and back again.

Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS—in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place. An epic on an intimate scale, it represents the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with multiple-Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. Marcus Mumford is associate music producer.


ETA: AUS – 16 January, 2014.