Justin Timberlake isn’t the first person one thinks of when the Coen brothers are mentioned; the iconic, eclectic directors have a similar thread running through the music that sets the scenes in their films, and it just doesn’t include the likes of “Sexyback”. Nonetheless, Timberlake is preparing some music for the upcoming Coen brothers project, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, and he’s not doing it alone; he’s teaming up with Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons.
It’s a strange pairing, to say the least. Mumford seems like the perfect choice to create original songs for the brothers; he would have been right at home in any number of their past films, including “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. But what will come of a union of bluegrass/folk and dance/pop? Even Timberlake realizes how strange it is.
“We all kind of worked on the music together and I don’t know any other world where we would get the opportunity to collaborate like that, but it was so much fun. So not only will it be a great movie, but the music to it will be fantastic,” Timberlake said.
The movie, which premieres in December, stars Carey Mulligan (who, coincidentally, is married to Mumford) and John Goodman, as well as Timberlake himself.