'The Jesus Rolls': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about 'The Big Lebowski' spin-off
The plotline follows a trio of sexually depraved misfits, played by Turturro, Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou.
An upcoming crime comedy, 'The Jesus Rolls' is said to be a mix of both, a spin-off to the 1998 film 'The Big Lebowski' and a remake of the 1974 French film 'Going Places' by Bertrand Blier. Starring John Turturro, who has also written and directed the film, it takes viewers back into the continued adventures of Jesus Quintana aka The Jesus.
Produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and New Element Tribus P Films, the plotline follows a trio of sexually depraved misfits, played by Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, and Audrey Tautou. "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 a statement on Monday. "I look forward to working with Screen Media and bring our work and the character of Jesus to American audiences."
The movie is set to release in the year 2020 by Screen Media Films.
The official summary of the film is as follows: "'The Jesus Rolls' 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."
Turturro, who wrote the script and directed the movie, stars as Jesus Quintana. The actor, writer, and filmmaker has appeared in over sixty films, including 'Do the Right Thing' (1989), 'Quiz Show' (1994), 'The Big Lebowski' (1998), 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' (2000) and the 'Transformers' series.
Cannavale plays the role of Petey in the film. The actor was previously seen on the NBC comedy series 'Will & Grace' as Will Truman's long-term boyfriend Officer Vincent "Vince" D'Angelo, for which he won the 2005 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He also won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Gyp Rosetti in 'Boardwalk Empire'.
Pete Davidson stars as Jack in the film. The actor and comedian is a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live'.
The actor, who has an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award to her credit, and has been nominated for nine Golden Globe Awards, will be seen in the film as an ex-cop.
Actor JB Smoove will be seen as The Mechanic in the film and some other members of the cast include Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Sonia Braga, and Nicolás Riera.
'The Big Lebowski' was written, directed and produced by the Coen brothers. While they clearly stated they would never make a sequel for the film, actor John Turturro was keen to take his role as Jesus ahead. When he came forward with an idea based on the remake of the 1974 French film 'Going Places' directed by Bertrand Blier, they decided to give the rights to him to use the character and create a spin-off.
The film has been produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and New Element Tribus P Films. Max Arvelaiz, Lawrence Kopeikin, Michael Lewis, Bruce Toll, and Robert S. Wilson are executive producers on the film.
Where to watch
Filmed in New York City and Los Angeles, the movie is set for a 2020 release.