Exclusive Trailer: Justin Timberlake Is the Jilted Lover in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’
JT learns the bad news (Screen grab from CBS Films)
In keeping with his own off-screen persona, Justin Timberlake usually plays cool n' smooth characters in movies, most notably as startup hustler Sean Parker in "The Social Network" (2010), too-busy-for-a-relationship (but not too-busy-for-casual-sex) L.A. art director Jamie Rellis in "Friends With Benefits" (2011), and chic murder suspect of the future Will Salas in "In Time" (2011). Which is why it's so satisfying to see him play put-upon in "Inside Llewyn Davis," the new film by Joel and Ethan Coen.
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The new trailer, seen here first on Yahoo! Movies, reveals just how Timberlake's part fits into the naturalistic melodrama that is the life of the title character, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), a folk musician traversing the Greenwich Village music scene of the 1960s as he tries to work out the mess that is his personal life (and protect himself, sans winter coat, from a particularly unforgiving NYC winter).
Davis is apparently "in a family way" as we see with a note written by his lady friend Jean (Carey Mulligan) — something that probably won't go over too well with her husband (and Davis's musician colleague), Jim (Timberlake).
A seemingly jealous Llewyn watches Jim (Timberlake) kiss his wife (Screen grab from CBS Films)
"Don't tell Jim ... obviously," says Jean to Davis, with Mulligan perfectly underplaying the warning in that peculiar Coen Brothers way.