‘Big Lebowski’ Sequel Renamed ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Ahead of Early 2020 Release
John Turturro’s long-awaited ‘Big Lebowski’ spin-off has a new title. Screen Media announced yesterday that the distribution company has picked up the North American rights to Turturro’s film, now called ‘The Jesus Rolls’ (formerly known as ‘Going Places’), and is planning a release in early 2020.
The film, written, directed, and starring Turturro, sees the actor reprising his role of Jesus Quintana from the beloved Coen brothers film. He’ll be joined by a wide-ranging supporting cast that includes Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, and Pete Davidson.
It follows “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.”
“It feels like a good time to release a transgressive film about the stupidity of men who try and fail and try better to understand and penetrate the mystery of women,” Turturro said in an official statement. “I look forward to working with Screen Media and bring our work and the character of the Jesus to American audiences.”
‘The Jesus Rolls’ was filmed 2016 and Turturro recently stated to The Independent that editing the film took longer than expected, but he’s now happy with a cut of the movie after making some tweaks. Turturro wrote the film as a riff on Bertrand Blier’s sexually-charged 1974 French movie of the same name.