Tag: joel and ethan coen

Martin Freeman on Starring in the ‘Fargo’ TV Series: “I’m not interested in playing an echo of something that was done 20 years ago. This is its own thing”

Fargo remains one of the highest regarded films of the 1990s, so many people are leery of the idea of FX turning the Coen brothers’ crime masterpiece into a limited television series. Nonetheless, the series will tell a different story than the original film and Joel and Ethan Coen are executive producers of the series. However, it’s hard to argue with the acting talent involved so far. The cast includes Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Platt, Keith Carradine and Martin Freeman, who will be portraying a character named Lester in the series. He spoke to New York magazine about why he ... Read more

Oscar Isaac on Developing His Character for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’: “You’re trying to make an actual human being, so you take from everything”

Joel and Ethan Coen are known for their character-driven work for creating several unforgettable characters in their films. Who could forget Barton Fink, Marge Gunderson, and (of course) The Dude? Destined to join their ranks is Llewyn Davis, the transient folk musician portrayed by Oscar Isaac in the Coens’ latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis. Isaac spoke about his audition and how he developed his memorable character with the Coens with Moviefone. Isaac reveals that the casting for the film was normal, albeit time consuming when it came to recording his music demo. He explains, “The casting process was pretty traditional. ... Read more