Garrett Hedlund may still be finding his place in the movies scene, but there’s one thing he has that has pretty much cemented his future as a Hollywood star: his name. Garret Hedlund is as classy a handle as Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Andy Millman. And Hedlund is dong his name justice with his latest gig: a role in the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis.
The geniuses who built John Torturro out of clay and then wished really hard are developing a story about the underworld of New York City folk music. The titular Llewyn Davis, played by Oscar Isaac, will be a talented but struggling musician dealing with the hardships of an artist’s life in 1960s Queens. Stars surrounding Isaac include Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham and Jeanine Seralles.
Hedlund is far from a bizarre choice for the role. In 2010, Hedlund starred opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong, a love story about a pair of country musicians, one aspiring, one washed up. There is no word yet on the character Hedlund will play in Inside Llewyn Davis.