Justin Timberlake has confirmed that he co-wrote a song with Mumford Sons frontman Marcus Mumford for the Coen brothers’ new film, Inside Llewyn Davis.
The “Suit Tie” singer — who also stars in the movie alongside Mumford’s wife, Carey Mulligan — talked up the collaboration with UK radio station Capital FM, saying:
“OK I can tell you this. There’s a Coen brothers film coming out soon that I was lucky enough to work with Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan.
“And coincidentally I did work with Marcus Mumford on the soundtrack, so I became very good friends with them.”
Sounding delighted about working with Brit artist Mumford, who recently won a Grammy (as part of Mumford Sons), Timberlake added:
“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.”
Nutshelled, Inside Llewyn Davis tells the story of 1960’s folk icon Dave Van Ronk (played by Oscar Isaac) during the rise of the Greenwich Village Scene. In the film, Timberlake plays Jim Berkey, the husband of Davis’ love interest, Jean, played by Mulligan, Rolling Stone notes.
Timberlake promised, “So not only will that be a great movie, but the music to it will be fantastic.”
The 32-year-old is currently promoting his new single “Mirrors,” his second single off his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience, and recently announced a 12-date joint tour with rap maestro Jay-Z.
The “Legends of the Summer” stadium tour kicks off July 17 at Toronto’s Roger Center before concluding in Miami on August 16.