John Turturro is returning to screen as Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski in February 2020’s The Jesus Rolls.
Turturro returns to the series as the title character, along with also writing and directing the feature. The new movie is a spin-off of the Coen Brothers’ cult classic, The Big Lebowski, that starred John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and Jeff Bridges in the iconic role as The Dude.
Turturro’s Jesus was a minor antagonist for The Dude and his bowling crew, while weaving in and out of the plot at inopportune times. Quintana is undoubtedly one of the many scenes-stealers found in the film. Turturro has talked about this spin-off for years and movie fans can finally get their first look at the film. Check it out:
The film dropped it’s first trailer today showing exactly what kind of trouble Jesus can get into this time around. The trailer opens with Jesus getting out of prison and being warned that he has only one more strike before being incarcerated permanently. Upon his release, Jesus reunites with his friend Petey, portrayed by Bobby Cannavale. The two cohorts return to a life a petty crime and bizarre hijinks throughout the duration of the trailer. These include stealing a car and proceeding to get shot at by the owner (Jon Hamm), robbing convenience stores, and enter into a relationship with Marie (Audrey Tautou).
The film is absent of many of the stars from the original, but has seemingly retained some of the charm seen in The Big Lebowski. The movie is set for release later this month, so there’s surely more to come.
The Jesus Rolls Official Synopsis
The Jesus rolls on. Hours after being released from prison, Jesus Quintana (John Turturro) pairs up with fellow misfits Petey (Bobby Cannavale) and Marie (Audrey Tautou), and embark on a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance.
The Jesus Rolls hits theaters and video on demand on February 28th, 2020 and stars John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Susan Sarandon, Pete Davidson, Jon Hamm, and Christopher Walken.
Source: Screen Media Films