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The Big Lebowski spinoff The Jesus Rolls set for 2020 release

The Big Lebowski spinoff The Jesus Rolls set for 2020 release
If you cast your mind back a few years, you may recall that John Turturro started shooting a movie entitled Going Places, a loose remake of the 1974 French film Les Valseuses, which was subsequently revealed to be a spinoff from The Big Lebowski, with Turturro returning to the role of Jesus Quintana.

Well, it seems the film is finally set to see the light of day, with Deadline reporting that Screen Media has snapped up the rights to the movie – now titled The Jesus Rolls – with plans to release it early in the New Year.

Directed by Turturro (with the blessing of – but no involvement from – The Big Lebowski directors Joel and Ethan Coen), The Jesus Rolls also features a cast that includes Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon and Pete Davidson. A synopsis for the film, first revealed back in 2016, reads:

John Turturro plays Jesus Quintana in ‘The Jesus Rolls,
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Why We Don’t Think “The Jesus Rolls” Is Going to Fare Well

Just from the look of things it doesn’t really feel that The Jesus Rolls is going to be able to do all that well in comparison to The Big Lebowski, the movie that it’s spawned from. Spawned is actually a good word since Jesus Quintana is the kind of character that doesn’t feel like he deserves much of a chance to be seen as a decent person considering that he’s kind of an outcast and very proud to be that way. John Turturro has had a lot of success in his career but this time it almost feels as though

Why We Don’t Think “The Jesus Rolls” Is Going to Fare Well
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‘The Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Sets 2020 Release Date

A spinoff from the Coen Brothers' 1998 noir-comedy classic The Big Lebowski following the continued exploits of Jesus Quintana, a.k.a. The Jesus, is, apparently, a very real thing that's happening, as in not a prank. It's titled The Jesus Rolls, John Turturro wrote the script and will direct as well as reprise the main role, and according to THR the film will hit North American theaters in early 2020 thanks to distributor Screen Media. Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, and Pete Davidson also reportedly round out the cast. It's worth noting …
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The Big Lebowski Spin-Off The Jesus Rolls Is Coming to Theaters in 2020

The Big Lebowski spin-off is finally coming our way next year. It's been announced that Screen Media has picked up the rights to The Jesus Rolls, which was formerly known as Going Places. John Turturro, who played the role of Jesus Quintana in the Coen brothers cult classic, is set to reprise the part. Turturro also serves as writer and director. Turturro had this to say in a statement.

"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. I look forward to working with Screen Media and bring our work and the character of the Jesus to American audiences."

We first heard of this spin-off back in 2016. Production took place and, for a couple of years, the project just kind of sat with no word on when we
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The Big Lebowski Sequel The Jesus Rolls Coming in 2020 with John Turturro and Pete Davidson

The Big Lebowski Sequel The Jesus Rolls Coming in 2020 with John Turturro and Pete Davidson
John Turturro’s sequel to The Big Lebowski is moving forward!

The 62-year-old actor’s long-awaited film The Jesus Rolls is finally getting a release date in 2020, according to Deadline. Turturro reprises his role as Jesus Quintana.

The story revolves a trio of misfits whose dynamic evolves from being sexually charged into a love story, according to Variety.

The film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon and Pete Davidson.

“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,
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John Turturro's Big Lebowski spin-off gets a new title and a 2020 release

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It's been twenty years since the release of The Big Lebowski, and while it's unlikely (and unnecessary) that the Coen brothers film will get a sequel, it will be receiving a spin-off of sorts with a new film featuring Jesus Quintana, our favourite bowling ball-shining maniac. [Seemore] The upcoming film previously went by Going Places, but now Screen Media has announced that it…
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John Turturro’s Long-Awaited ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Gets A New Title & A Fresh Release Window From Screen Media

John Turturro’s Long-Awaited ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Gets A New Title & A Fresh Release Window From Screen Media
You wouldn’t be crazy to have forgotten that actor John Turturro wrote and directed a “Big Lebowski” spin-off film featuring his character Jesus Quintana. While it was big news when it was announced, that was way back in the summer of 2016, a full three years ago. Since then, there have been little bits and pieces, but for the most part, news has been quiet about the film, formerly known as “Going Places.” But now, thanks to Screen Media, the film, now called “The Jesus Rolls,” has a distribution deal and fans can finally learn when they might get to see the ‘Lebowski’ spin-off.

Continue reading John Turturro’s Long-Awaited ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Gets A New Title & A Fresh Release Window From Screen Media at The Playlist.
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John Turturro’s ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘Jesus Rolls’ Bowls to Screen Media for 2020 Release

John Turturro’s ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘Jesus Rolls’ Bowls to Screen Media for 2020 Release
Dios mio, man, the Jesus is back. Screen Media has acquired the North American rights to “The Jesus Rolls,” the spinoff film based on John Turturro’s breakout character, Jesus Quintana, from the Coen Brothers’ “The Big Lebowski,” the company announced Monday.

Turturro wrote and directed the film (formerly titled “Going Places”) in which he reprises his role as Jesus Quintana, and Screen Media is planning to release “The Jesus Rolls” in early 2020.

Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon and Pete Davidson star in the film, which follows a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story. 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,
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John Turturro's 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff 'The Jesus Rolls' Gets 2020 Release Date

John Turturro's 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff 'The Jesus Rolls' Gets 2020 Release Date
The Jesus Rolls — the feature that will see John Turturro reprise his The Big Lebowski role as Jesus Quintana — will get a North American release.

Screen Media has picked up the North American rights with plans to release the movie in early 2020.

Written, directed by and starring Turturro, the film also stars Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou and follows a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story. But when they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law.

Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon and ...
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'The Big Lebowski' spin-off 'The Jesus Rolls' lands Us distributor

Cornerstone Films handles international sales.

Screen Media has acquired all North American rights to John Turturro’s The Jesus Rolls featuring the notorious character Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski.

Turturro wrote, directed and stars in the eagerly awaited spin-off (formerly Going Places), in which a trio of misfits go on the run when they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser.

Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou also star with Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon and Pete Davidson. Screen Media plans a release in early 2020, and Cornerstone Films handles international sales.

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10 Quirky Comedies To Watch If You Like The Big Lebowski

The Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski wasn’t overly popular when it was first released in the late ‘90s – especially because it was the duo’s follow-up to their chilly Oscar-winning masterpiece Fargo and, when audiences were expecting another Fargo, the Coens gave them a screwball stoner comedy – but it has since developed a cult following.

Related: The Big Lebowski: Walter's 10 Craziest Quotes

The problem with the movie is that it has a style that is so unique, there are hardly any movies like it. But there are movies with a sense of humor that’s just as quirky – if not identical to Lebowski’s own sensibility – that’ll tickle your ribs in the same way. Here are 10 Quirky Comedies To Watch If You Like The Big Lebowski.
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The Big Lebowski: Walter's 10 Craziest Quotes

Fans of The Big Lebowski are torn between which of the two central characters – Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski and Walter Sobchak – is funnier. But they shouldn’t have to choose, because the movie needs both of them working in tandem.

Related: The Big Lebowski: The Dude's Funniest Quotes

The Dude is a laid-back slacker who spends his days smoking pot and knocking back White Russians; he couldn’t care less about anything. Walter is an angry, passionate Vietnam veteran who will pursue any cause, no matter how frivolous, because he’s a man of principle. John Goodman gives one of his finest all-time performances in the role of Walter. So, here are some of the most brilliantly absurd lines he delivered in the movie.
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Marvel Gives Fat Thor an Official Name on the Eve of Endgame Rerelease

Marvel Gives Fat Thor an Official Name on the Eve of Endgame Rerelease
Well, it was only a matter of time, but today it looks like the powers that be behind the scenes of Anthony and Joe Russo's mega-blockbuster Avengers: Endgame have finally given "Fat Thor" an official name. Dubbed "Bro Thor" by the special features for Endgame's much-anticipated upcoming release on Blu-ray, the featurette goes by the "Bro Thor" name, and the clip is described as follows:

"His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created."

And I guess this "Bro Thor" title is as good as any for overweight Bad Times at the El Royale and The Cabin in the Woods hunk Chris Hemsworth. Although personally, I don't see what was so wrong with all of us just calling him Fat Thor. That nickname seemed to do the trick.

For the one soul out there that hasn't seen Avengers: Endgame
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Drama ‘Dicks’ From ‘iZombie’ Team & Susanna Fogel In Works At USA Network

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is shepherding another drama about female PIs. USA Network has put in development Dicks, from writer Heather V. Regnier (iZombie), director Susanna Fogel (The Spy Who Dumped Me), iZombie co-creatorThomas/exec producer and his Spondoolie Productions, and Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

Written by Regnier and to be directed by Fogel, Dicks is described as The Big Lebowski meets Broad City. It centers on Phyllis Roarke, who returns home to Los Angeles after she is fired from her job at the White House, only to have her government-issued cell phone stolen by a gang at a house party. To get it back, she must reconnect with her two estranged best friends from high school, and as de facto private investigators — aka, dicks — they stumble into a citywide conspiracy involving a notorious mobster, a washed-up screenwriter, and a lemur named Darwin. Dicks is described by Regnier
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Predictions on Big Lebowski Spinoff “Going Places”

Ryan Scott of MovieWeb put his two cents in on The Big Lebowski spinoff, Going Places, and so far any sentiment to be had about this movie seems kind ambiguous leaning into hopeful at this point. Really and truly, John Turturro is a gifted and talented man and has a definite vision that he can bring to bear whenever he desires, but this movie featuring the character of Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski seems almost like a project that some eager fan cooked up and somehow got permission to make. That’s not fair to Turturro to be honest, as

Predictions on Big Lebowski Spinoff “Going Places
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John Turturro Talks About Upcoming The Big Lebowski Spinoff Film Going Places

In an in-depth interview with the UK news outlet Independent, John Turturro opened up about his big break, the different phases of his career, and the role fans have been waiting patiently for him to continue.

Turturro is writing, directing, and starring in the upcoming film Going Places, in which he will reprise his role of Jesus Quintana from the Coen Brothers’ dark comedy hit The Big Lebowski. Here’s what he had to say about the story for the upcoming spinoff:

“It’s a bit of a racy movie. It shows how stupid men are. That’s what the movie is kinda about – the women are the stronger, more together characters. I had to tweak it a little bit but now I feel really good about it. It’s basically an exploration of Jesus getting out of jail. It’s a comedy but a very human comedy.”

This sounds so fantastic.
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John Turturro’s ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Still on the Way, Just Needed Some Tweaking

John Turturro’s ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Still on the Way, Just Needed Some Tweaking
It’s been two and a half years since we heard anything about John Turturro‘s spin-off from The Big Lebowski focusing on his cocky bowling character Jesus Quintana. We saw a first look photo from the film, titled Going Places, featuring Turturro back in a purple wardrobe and do-rag, but since then, we have heard nothing […]

The post John Turturro’s ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Still on the Way, Just Needed Some Tweaking appeared first on /Film.
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Radiohead Release 18 Hours of ‘Ok Computer’ Material After Leak

Radiohead have released 18 hours of material from the Ok Computer era on Bandcamp one week after it was leaked online.

The release comprises 18 minidiscs that feature both full band material and music frontman Thom Yorke recorded by himself. The entire set — which has not been broken into individual tracks — is available to purchase for £18, or about $23, for the next 18 days with all proceeds benefitting the climate change advocacy group Extinction Rebellion.

Related: What Is Extinction Rebellion?

In a note on the band’s Instagram, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood confirmed that the band had been hacked,
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The Big Lebowski: The Dude's Funniest Quotes

When the Coen Brothers first unleashed The Big Lebowski  on an unsuspecting world in the mid '90s, audiences didn't know what to make of it. It was a zany caper involving Nihilists, porn directors, bowling, and at the center of it all, The Dude, a chill guy who just happened to have the same name as a millionaire with a kidnapped trophy wife. This case of mistaken identity was something of a "stoner film-noir," with dialogue that was equal parts existentially insightful and absurd.

The film grew in popularity over the years, and if you ask anyone (even if they haven't experienced it), chances are they can quote at least some random line from it. The trials and tribulations of The Dude (Jeff Bridges), his unhinged Vietnam veteran friend Walter (John Goodman), and mild-mannered Donny (Steve Buscemi) as they unraveled the truth behind the "Big Lebowski" and his kidnapped
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What's Happening with The Big Lebowski Spinoff Going Places?

What's Happening with The Big Lebowski Spinoff Going Places?
At long last, we have an encouraging update on Going Places, the upcoming spinoff from The Big Lebowski. For those who may not be aware, John Turturro, who played Jesus Quintana in the Coen brothers' 1998 comedy classic, directed a follow-up in 2016 centered on his character. Joel and Ethan Coen aren't directly involved, but the movie is happening nonetheless. Though, we haven't heard anything about it in a very long time. Until now, that is. And everything we're hearing is encouraging and intriguing.

John Turturro based Going Places on Bertrand Blier's 1974 movie Les Valseuses. So it's an odd beast, as it's one part sequel to a cult classic, and one part remake of a foreign flick. During a recent interview, Turturro was asked about the status of the highly-anticipated project. He revealed some new key plot details, in addition to revealing that he's finally got a cut of the movie he's happy with.
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