The Dude may not be coming back but the Jesus sure is. Jesus Quintana, that is. Quintana, played by John Turturro in 1998’s The Big Lebowski, is returning to headline his own spin-off film over 20 years in the making. Formerly known as Going Places, Turturro wrote, directed, and starred in the film, now titled The Jesus Rolls.
Per the official synopsis, the film will follow “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.” Turturro filed out the cast with impressive names as Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, and Pete Davidson will also appear in the film.
The triple-threat entertainer released an official statement regarding the news. “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. I look forward to working with Screen Media and bring our work and the character of the Jesus to American audiences.”
Turturro offered a bit more detail last month in an interview with The Independent. “It’s a bit of a racy movie,” the actor 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.”
The Jesus Rolls is set to hit theaters in early 2020.