After years of trying, John Turturro is making his “The Big Lebowski” spin-off.
The 1998 Coen brothers classic gave us countless one-liners and a new appreciation for area rugs, but one of the biggest highlights was the character Jesus Quintata, played by John Turturro.
Talk of a sequel or spin-off for “Big Lebowski” has circulated ever since it became a cult classic.
One of those helping the rumors along has been Turturro, who has always wanted to flesh out his character more, and he’s currently doing that now with the movie “Going Places.” Though the Coens are not involved with it, they did give their blessings for Turturro to make the movie. Now we have the first image for the film.
Along with starring, Turturro is writer and director. Here’s the official synopsis:
“John Turturro plays Jesus Quintana in ‘Going Places,’ a film about a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, from society and from the hairdresser, all while the bonds of their outsider family strengthen.”
The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Audrey Tautou, Bobby Cannavale, and J.B. Smoove.
Here’s the first image released for the movie:
There’s currently no word yet about whether Jeff Bridges will make a cameo as The Dude from the original movie. But he did tell us earlier this year that he thinks the spin-off is a “great idea.”
The film is currently seeking distribution.