‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ trailer features Riverhead

05/09/2013 2:10 PM |

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A new trailer for “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the latest film by the Coen Brothers that filmed in Riverhead last year, features two shots of the sets in town.

The red-band trailer, which was released yesterday, includes two quick scenes filmed at a Riverhead potato barn and a town water district property that were converted to look like 1960s gas stations last March.

The first Riverhead location seen in the trailer is the potato barn on Northville Turnpike which comes on screen at the 1:11 mark as seen in the photo above.

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The water district property at the intersection of Northville Turnpike and County Road 105 is featured 1:26 into the trailer.

(You can watch the full trailer here. Warning: the trailer has been rated R for strong language and sexual references.)

The movie, a period piece about a folk singer set in 1961, features movie stars such as John Goodman of the “Big Lebowski,” Justin Timberlake of “The Social Network,” and Carey Mulligan, who is starring in the new movie adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.”

Oscar Isaac, who had a supporting role in 2011′s crime drama “Drive,” plays the lead character.

The film is based in part on a memoir by late folk singer Dave Van Ronk, entitled “The Mayor of MacDougall Street.”

Directors Joel and Ethan Coen’s previous movies include “Fargo,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Raising Arizona,” “The Big Lebowski,” and “No Country for Old Men,” which won a best picture Oscar in 2007.

Riverhead Town was paid $10,000 for the use of the two locations. Police set up roadblocks along nearby roads during the two shoots.

“Inside Llewyn Davis” was one of many television series and films to shoot in the Riverhead area recently.

Last March, another independent film, “El Cielo Es Azul” (The Sky is Blue), held movie shoots at several locations in Riverhead, including Cody’s BBQ and Grill and in September, a fishing show called “Lunkerville” shot scenes in Riverhead and Southold towns.

An upcoming television series also filmed at the A Cut Above hair salon in Aquebogue in October. In February, an independent film called “Gabriel” starring Rory Culkin, the brother of child star Macaulay Culkin, filmed on Ostrander Avenue near downtown Riverhead.

The HBO crime drama “Boardwalk Empire” shot scenes at a Calverton farm in 2011 for their season finale, and HBO’s “The Sopranos” filmed in Riverhead twice several years ago.

“Inside Llewyn Davis” will be released Dec. 6, according to media reports.

psquire@timesreview.com

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