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John Goodman knows a thing or two about good music.
Not only is he a member of the Blues Brothers, he's also been in the spotlight of projects revolving around jazz ("Treme") and bluegrass ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?"). We're still waiting for Goodman's exploration of the delicate intricacies of nu-metal, but at least we now have a new project to look forward to -- and it involves more than a little bit of folk.
That's right: According to Showbiz411, Goodman has just signed on to co-star in the upcoming Coen Brothers movie about the genesis of the folk scene, "Inside Llewyn Davis." Are you guys ready for Joan Baez vs. Anton Chigurh?
Okay, so we probably won't be witness to that awesome spectacle, but knowing the Coen Brothers, chances are they have something funky up their sleeve despite the fact that funk and folk are about as far apart as chalk and cheese. After all, they've already lined up the likes of Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake for "Inside Llewyn Davis," which takes place in a fictionalized version of the early 1960s Greenwich Village folk revival.
And Goodman is hardly a novice to the Coen Brothers aesthetic: "Inside Llewyn Davis" will mark the sixth time he's teamed up with the Oscar-winning duo. So will they turn out another classic along the lines of "The Big Lebowski," "Barton Fink" or "The Hudsucker Proxy?"
For now, the answer to that question is blowing in the wind.