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Conor Oberst wrote a screenplay about Monsters of Folk

on January 31, 2014, 1:55pm

A few months back word surfaced that Conor Oberst had tried out for the leading role in the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. Turns out that wasn’t the Bright Eyes mastermind’s only dabble with film.

A new interview with Rolling Stone includes an anecdote that Oberst spent six months writing a screenplay about Monsters of Folk, his short-lived folk super group with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and M Ward. Oberst described the film as “an allegory about how the Internet is destroying humanity.” Unfortunately, the project “fizzled,” according to Rolling Stone.

Most of the interview is focused around Oberst’s upcoming solo album, which he is recording in Nashville with producer Jonathan Wilson. Rolling Stone notes that many of the songs on “the country-flavored” album “deal with settling down and finding solace after emotional turmoil.” (Oberst quietly married his girlfriend in 2010).

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aust
January 31, 2014 at 6:47 pm

and uhhh did they ask him whether or not he raped that girl? I mean seriously screenplay shmeenplay… rape charges matter

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