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Long-Awaited 'The Big Lebowski' Spinoff 'The Jesus Rolls' Finally Has a Trailer

Twenty-two years later, this follow-up continues the story of Jesus Quintana (and his new mates: Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou).
By Sarah Ward
February 08, 2020
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Long-Awaited 'The Big Lebowski' Spinoff 'The Jesus Rolls' Finally Has a Trailer

Twenty-two years later, this follow-up continues the story of Jesus Quintana (and his new mates: Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou).
By Sarah Ward
February 08, 2020
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Grab your bowling ball and swap your bathrobe for your best purple outfit — The Jesus Rolls, the two-decades-later spinoff to the Coen Brothers' 1998 cult comedy The Big Lebowski, is due to hit the big screen this year.

Instead of abiding by The Dude (Jeff Bridges), this follow-up spends time with John Turturro's Jesus Quintana, whose love of flinging gleaming balls down lanes means that he obviously isn't a golfer. Of course, if you still want to pour a white russian to celebrate this return excursion to the Lebowski universe, that's both understandable and warranted.

Turturro not only stars, but writes and directs The Jesus Rolls, which was actually filmed back in 2016. Cast-wise, he's joined by a heap of familiar faces, including Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken and Pete Davidson.

In addition to following Quintana's exploits post-Big Lebowski, The Jesus Rolls also acts as a remake of 1974 French film Going Places. As per the official synopsis, the picture is set joins its eponymous figure "hours after being released from prison", when he"pairs up with fellow misfits Petey (Cannavale) and Marie (Tautou), and embarks on a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance". And that's exactly what happens in The Jesus Rolls' just-dropped first trailer.

As revealed last year, the movie will release in the US in March, just in time for The Big Lebowski's 22nd anniversary — and while plans Down Under haven't yet been revealed, start crossing your fingers.

Check out The Jesus Rolls' trailer below:

The Jesus Rolls hits US cinemas on March 6, 2020. We'll update you with local release details if and when they come to hand.

Published on February 08, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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