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Justin Timberlake Eyed for a Big Role in Folk Music Pic 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

October 29, 2011 (5:40 am) GMT
The 'In Time' actor has been offered to tackle an important role in a movie project by the Coen brothers that centers on the folk music scene in the 1960s era.
Justin Timberlake

might secure another big role in a movie shortly after releasing his futuristic action film "". Variety has reported that the singer-turned-actor has been offered to take on a significant role in a folk music movie project called "".

The star who played Sean Parker in "" is eyed to play a folk musician named Jim. Jim's wife, Jean, will be played by . The project will be directed by two brothers, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

The story centers on a singer-songwriter who navigates New York's folk music scene during the 1960s. The lead character is inspired by Dave Van Ronk, a folk singer who is also a friend of and other notable musicians.

"" actor will tackle the titular character, a struggling folk artist who was born and raised in Queen. Although he is a talented musician, he "can't seem to make ends meet playing music."

The Coens will also provide the script in addition to serving behind the lens. With the production being scheduled to begin in early 2012, the drama is expected to arrive in theaters across the U.S. sometime in 2013.

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