With a starring role in 'Drive' and outstanding work opposite Michael Fassbender in the upcoming 'Shame,' 2011 has worked out pretty well for former It-Girl Carey Mulligan. Judging from this flurry of casting news, 2012 and 2013 won't be so bad either. Variety reports that Mulligan has landed the lead role in Joel and Ethan Coen's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' opposite her 'Drive' co-star Oscar Isaac. The film, which is set to shoot early next year, focuses on the '60s folk scene in New York's Greenwich Village. Meanwhile! Mulligan is also negotiating to star with Joaquin Phoenix in the next Spike Jonze film, an untitled production written by Charlie Kaufman about world leader's coming together to stop a crisis. (So, like 'Dr. Strangelove'?) The former Oscar nominee is also filming 'The Great Gatsby' for Baz Luhrmann, which will hit theaters on Dec. 25, 2012. For those not keeping score at home, that means the last five directors Mulligan will have worked for are: Nicolas Winding Refn, Steve McQueen, Luhrmann, the Coen Brothers and Jonze. Not bad, Carey. Not bad at all. [Variety]
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