Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac Take On Folk Song For New Movie
In the film Isaac plays a talented character who performs folk music in the 1960s but can't quite catch a star-making break. Also featured in the trailer is a look at a bearded Justin Timberlake, who plays a character named Jim Berkey.
Timberlake will appear alongside Mumford on the film's soundtrack, along with Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, the Punch Brothers, and Isaac's costar (and Mumford's girlfriend) Carey Mulligan. The soundtrack is being executive produced by T Bone Burnett, who helmed the multiplatinum, GRAMMY-winning soundtrack for the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?
"Dink's Song," as it is commonly known, was first recorded in Texas by musicologist John Lomax in 1908. It is a folk music staple, with famous covers from Pete Seeger, Dave Von Ronk, Jeff Buckley, Roger McGuinn, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Joan Baez, among many others. Check out the clip here.
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