Justin Timberlake reveals he worked with Marcus Mumford for Coen brothers film soundtrack
Justin Timberlake recently confirmed that he worked with Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford on the soundtrack for the new Coen brothers film "Inside Llewyn Davis."
Timberlake spoke about the project during a U.K. radio interview with Capital FM on Wednesday, February 26. The singer and actor also has a role in the film, which stars Mumford's wife, actress Carey Mulligan.
Oscar Isaac plays the lead role of Llewyn Davis, a struggling folk singer-songwriter in 1960s New York City.
"OK I can tell you this. There's a Coen brothers film coming out soon that I was lucky enough to work with Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan," Timberlake told Capital FM. "And coincidentally I did work with Marcus Mumford on the soundtrack, so I became very good friends with them."
"Marcus and myself we all kind of worked on the music together and I don't know any other world where we would have the opportunity to collaborate like that, but it was so much fun," he added. "So not only will that be a great movie, but the music to it will be fantastic."
The film also includes music from the Punch Brothers and T. Bone Burnett, who collaborated with the Coen brothers for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Burnett won an Oscar for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind" from the film "Crazy Heart."
"Inside Llewyn Davis" was recently acquired for domestic distribution by CBS films, according to Deadline.com. The film also stars "TRON: Legacy" star Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman and "Girls" actor Adam Driver. It does not yet have a release date.
Timberlake is set to release his third solo studio album "The 20/20 Experience" on March 19. Last week, he announced that he and "Suit & Tie" collaborator Jay-Z are going on a 12-city North American tour together.