With Akira‘s production being halted for the time being, Minnesota-born Garrett Hedlund suddenly found himself starring at his wide open schedule in disbelief. But not to worry, Joel and Ethan Cohen are coming to the rescue as Variety reports that the actor will join Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, and John Goodman in the folk drama Inside Llewyn Davis.
The project is said to be loosely based on the life of Greenwich Village musician Dave van Ronk. Isaac will star as Davis, a talented musician trying to make it big in New York City. Timberlake will play Jim, a fellow folk musician who is married to Mulligan’s character Jean. There is no word on who Hedlund’s character is, but he should have no problem fitting in with the rest of cast from a musical perspective. He showed off his impressive vocal cords in 2010′s Country Strong.
Hedlund, who also previously starred in Tron: Legacy and is set to appear in Walter Salles’ On the Road, is still looking for his breakout role. Maybe the Coens will be able to turn his career around?