Oscar Isaac has joined Inside Llewyn Davis to play the lead in the next film from Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.

The film is based on the life of musician Dave van Ronk, part of the folk music scene that hit Greenwich Village in the 1960's. The script is said to be based in part on van Ronk's memoir, "The Mayor of MacDougal Street".

The actor is best known for his roles in Drive and Sucker Punch. He will also will be playing the lead in the upcoming action thriller The Bourne Legacy.

Production will start early next year in New York.