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After working with Nicolas Winding Refn, Ridley Scott, Zack Snyder, Steven Soderbergh and hell, even Madonna, you would think that plenty of doors are already open for Oscar Isaac. Well, we're sure teaming with the Coen Brothers for "Inside Llewyn Davis" (and knocking it out of the park) kicked down a few more. So when Javier Bardem exited "All Is Lost" director J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year," Isaac got called up to replace him. And he'll co-star with Jessica Chastain in the 1981-set movie—which Chandor describes as "one of the most violent years on record," hence the title—about "a Hispanic man who immigrates to America and winds up a very successful businessman." Stanley Tucci is also being courted for a supporting role. Sounds great to us, and with filming kicking off in January, perhaps we'll see Isaac back in the awards hunt next fall.  [THR/The Wrap]Though Jim Carrey »

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