Justin Timberlake to duet with Marcus Mumford on Coen brothers soundtrack
Marcus Mumford is quite different from Justin Timberlake's usual collaborators Jay-Z and Timbaland, but the "Suit & Tie" singer and actor has decided to team up with the folk frontman on a soundtrack for upcoming Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.
Timberlake said the collaboration came about “coincidentally”, despite co-starring in the film next to Carey Mulligan, who is married to Mumford.
“Coincidentally I did work with Marcus Mumford on the soundtrack, so I became very good friends with them,” Timberlake told Capital FM.
“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,” he said.
In the film, Timberlake plays Jim Berkey, the music rival to singer-songwriter Llewyn Davis, who is played by Oscar Isaac from Drive and The Bourne Legacy. Carey Mulligan stars as Llewyn Davis’ wife Jean Berkey.
Timberlake took a break from the music world five years ago to focus on his acting career. Since then he has appeared in films such as The Social Network and Friends With Benefits. Last month he re-entered the music scene with his comeback single “Suit & Tie," which made Box Office history.
Mumford & Sons won two Grammy awards earlier in February, including top gong Album of the Year for Babel. They also won a Brit Award this month for best British group.
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 3 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 4 Wimbledon 2015: Dustin Brown knocks Rafael Nadal out of the championship
- 5 Primark and Penny's heir Barry Ryan drowns trying to save his 21-year-old son
Top Gear: Former co-host James May to present new BBC2 car show
Game of Thrones season 6: Daenerys actress Emilia Clarke says '50/50 chance' Jon Snow is alive
Game of Thrones season 6: Release date, plots and dragons - everything we know so far
Spider-Man should stay white and straight in the movies, says comic book veteran Stan Lee
The last decade has produced just four UK festival headline acts
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS