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Justin Timberlake's New Film Competing for Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Image courtesy of CBS Films (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of CBS Films (via ABC News Radio)

Just when we'd gotten used to Justin Timberlake being a musician again, along comes a reminder that he hasn't abandoned his acting career: one of his movies is competing for the top prize at this month's Cannes Film Festival.

Justin is one of the stars of Inside Llewyn Davis , a movie about the 1960s folk music scene in New York City.  It was written and directed by the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers and co-stars, among others, John Goodman and Carey Mulligan .  Carey, who plays Justin's wife in the film, is actually married to Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons ; both Marcus and Justin have reportedly contributed to the movie's soundtrack.

According to Bloomberg.com , the movie is one of 20 competing for the Palme D'Or, the top prize at Cannes, which runs from May 15 to May 26.  Steven Spielberg is heading up the jury who'll vote on the films this year; other voters include Oscar winners Nicole Kidman , Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee .

Justin's movie's competition includes the upcoming HBO movie about the late piano player Liberace, as well as a Ryan Gosling film called Only God Forgives.

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