John Turturro's 'Going Places' Featuring Big Lebowski Character Jesus Quintana Finished Editing
John Turturro’s in-world follow up to ‘The Big Lebowski’ titled ‘Going Places’ (note that we’re not calling it a sequel) featuring his breakout character, Jesus Quintana, has a final cut in the can.
‘Going Places’ was filmed back in 2016 but has yet to make its premiere. Turturro recently teased to The Independent that editing the film took longer than expected but he’s now satisfied with his cut of the movie after making some tweaks.
“It’s a bit of a racy movie,” Turturro said. “It shows how stupid men are. That’s what the movie is kinda about – the women are the stronger, more together characters. I had to tweak it a little bit but now I feel really good about it. It’s basically an exploration of Jesus getting out of jail. It’s a comedy but a very human comedy.”
Turturro stated two years ago that ‘Going Places’ opened with Jesus getting out of jail after being framed as a pedophile. Turturro reportedly wrote the film as a riff on Bertrand Blier’s sexually-charged 1974 French movie of the same name starring Gérard Depardieu. New characters are played by Audrey Tautou and Bobby Cannavale.
An official synopsis for ‘Going Places’ from October 2016 said the film is 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.”