In an interview on U.K.’s radio show Capital FM Breakfast, Justin Timberlake revealed that he recorded a song with Marcus Mumford, T-Bone Burnett and the Punch Brothers for the upcoming film Inside Llewyn Davis.
Adapted from Dave Van Rock’s memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, the newest Coen brothers film tells the story of fictional singer-songwriter Llewyn Davis during the folk music era of the 1960s. Also featuring Timberlake in a supporting role, Inside Llewyn Davis stars Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan. A release date has not yet been announced.
During a radio interview while promoting his highly anticipated album, Timberlake mentioned that he became good friends with Mulligan’s husband, Marcus Mumford, during the collaboration with legendary T-Bone Burnett and the folk-favorite Punch Brothers for the soundtrack of Inside Llewyn Davis.
“I don’t know any other world where we would have the opportunity to collaborate like that but it was so much fun,” Timberlake explained. “So not only will that be a great movie, but the music to it will be fantastic.”
To hear the “Suit & Tie” singer talk about working with these accomplished folk musicians and his admiration of the Coen brothers, listen to this brief clip.