The Coen brothers aren't known for cutting any corners when casting the perfect actor for a role in their film, and for their forthcoming music biopic, Inside Llewyn Davis, they sought out the best in the business - Justin Timberlake and Marcus Mumford - to collaborate on its soundtrack.
The film, which is loosely based on the life and memoir of 60s Greenwich Village folk icon Dave Von Ronk, stars Oscar Issac as Llewyn Davis, with added support from Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, among others. The peculiar union (besides being Grammy Guys) was presumably influenced by Carey Mulligan who could legally call herself Mrs. Marcus Mumford.
Timberlake revealed the news in an interview with UK's Capital FM:
"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.
"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.
"So not only will that be a great movie, but the music to it will be fantastic."
Watch the trailer for Inside Llewyn Davis:
Prior to hearing this news, we had already been anxiously awaiting Inside Llewyn Davis's December 2013 release. Now, our anticipation has reached its pinnacle. Seeing today's two biggest names in music, who are from polar ends of the pop spectrum, work together on anything would excite us, but to do so on a soundtrack of arguably the best filmmakers of last quarter century - it should and will be celebrated.
Watch Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" music video, directed by David Fincher, as well as Mumford and Sons live at Music Hall of Williamsburg: