Coen Brothers’ New Lead Is Oscar Isaac

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Actor Oscar Isaac attends the 68th Venice Film Festival at Lancia Cafe on September 2, 2011 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Lancia) Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/2011 Getty Images

Oscar Isaac has steadily worked his way up from scene-stealing roles in not-so-good movies (Sucker Punch, W.E.) to supporting parts in director-driven action dramas (like Drive and the upcoming The Bourne Legacy, where he almost nabbed the lead role), and now the Coen brothers are finally rewarding him with a big prize: He'll topline their next movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. Deadline reports Isaac's involvement in the project, which will be set during the folk-music scene in sixties Greenwich Village and feature an extensive soundtrack. We approve! [Deadline]