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- Posted on Sep 1st 2011 11:15AM by Cameron Matthews
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Rolling Stone reports that Joel and Ethan Coen's newest project, 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' will be loosely based on the life of Van Ronk. Hey, maybe a young Bobby Dylan will be making a cameo? The drama will follow Llewyn throughout the early 1960s as a struggling musician in New York City at the height of the protest movement.
Scott Rudin ('True Grit' and 'No Country for Old Men') has signed on to produce the project. No release date has been set.
As detailed in Martin Scorsese's excellent Dylan documentary 'No Direction Home,' Van Ronk never achieved the fame and stature of his folk friends Joan Baez and Dylan, but he did make a significant mark on the latter's career. We're sure the film will have a fabulous insight on the weird world of coffee shop beatniks -- and hopefully a bit of humor as well.