Jesus Returns in First Image From ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘Going Places’
Not long after rumors began circulating about John Turturro’s new film project, reports confirmed that the actor was indeed working on his long-developing Big Lebowski spinoff. Today brings our first official look at that project, titled Going Places, in which Turturro reprises the role of Jesus Quintana, the enigmatic and perverted bowler from the Coen Brothers’ cult classic.
Going Places, which is also a loose remake of the 1974 French film of the same name, features Turturro reprising his famous role as the skeevy bowling aficionado who has a proclivity for getting a little intimate with his ball. Turturro has often expressed an interest in making the film, and with the blessing of the Coens, it’s finally happened:
Joel and Ethan Coen are not involved with the spinoff, which also stars Susan Sarandon, Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou. Along with first official still from Going Places, we have some new details about the plot, described as follows:
John Turturro plays Jesus Quintana in Going Places, a film about 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.
ICM Partners is handling domestic sales for the film, which is currently seeking distribution.