Coen Brothers Plan Biopic For Dave Von Ronk?

06/28/2011
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(Gibson) Oscar-winning filmmakers the Coen Brothers are reportedly working on a movie about New York folk singer and Bob Dylan pal, Dave Von Ronk.

The Los Angeles Times reports a source as saying that, while unable to speak officially for the filmmakers, they are working on a story about the legendary folkie. The same source said that Joel and Ethan Coen are basing their script on Van Ronk's own memoirs, The Mayor of MacDougal Street. Van Ronk died in 2006.

The Coens, known for films like The Big Lebowski and True Grit, have successfully utilized music in their movies before, notably O Brother, Where Art Thou. more on this story

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