For an actor on the rise, there are few better people to have in your corner than Joel and Ethan Coen, as George Clooney, Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem can all attest. Now it’s Oscar Isaac’s turn, as he takes on the title role in December’s Inside Llewyn Davis, in which he plays a singer trying to navigate the Greenwich Village folk music scene in the 1960s. Already a recognizable face from supporting roles in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and Madonna’s W.E., Inside Llewyn Davis will reteam Isaac with his Drive wife Carey Mulligan, and set him up for the kind of leading man roles that Javier Bardem found post-No Country for Old Men. Already on his roster is Therese with Elizabeth Olsen, The Two Faces of January with Viggo Mortensen and Mojave with Garrett Hedlund.