Is John Turturro Spearheading The 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff We've Been Waiting For?
If you're as big a fan of The Big Lebowski as this young scribe, today's news should/could have you in a fit. According to a report from Birth Movies Death, a long-rumored spinoff revolving around John Turturro's iconic Jesus Quintana character is not only in the works, but currently being filmed in NYC. Only things is, it's not exactly the peder-ass origins story you may have anticipated. According to that report, Quintana will be incorporated in a remake of the 1974 French film, Les Valseuses, or for you non-francophones, Going Places.
Fans will remember Quintana for his unmatched charisma and bowling lane prowess; the first true antagonist in The Big Lebowski, plaguing The Dude's run at the semis. Hell, even Jeff Bridges seems to be on-board for a cameo in the off-kilter reprisal. Currently Turturro is starring in HBO's exceptional crime-drama The Night Of, but is apparently at the helm as both writer and director of this project; his first directorial gig in a full-length film since 2013's Fading Gigolo. Susan Sarandon and Bobby Cannavale are also allegedly part of the production. And though The Coen Brothers have yet to deliver their blessing for the use of their character's likeness, we're really pulling for it.
Details are still skim, but whether it plays out in our favor or turns out to be more rumor mill fodder, just remember one thing: nobody fucks with the Jesus.