An official release date for The Big Lebowski spin-off, Jesus Rolls, has been announced.
John Turturro, who starred in the 1998 original will reprise his role as Jesus Quintana, The Dude’s bandana-wearing bowling nemesis, this time taking centre stage. Turturro also wrote and directed the film, which will hit cinemas on March 20 and will be available to stream just three days later.
Jesus Rolls follows Quintana, fresh out of prison and “ready to roll with his best friend Petey (Bobby Cannavale) riding shotgun. Picking up free-spirited hairdresser Marie (Audrey Tautou) along the way, the three embark on an epic petty crime spree across the rural backroads of New York.
“Taking in the idyllic landscapes from the window of a stolen muscle car, the trio spend their days occupied with free love and the pursuit of happiness, and doing whatever it takes to get it”, according to the official synopsis.
Following the decision of brothers Joel and Ethan Coen – who directed the original – not to go ahead with a sequel, John Turturro picked up the mantle and decided to pen a new film himself. In an interview with Variety, he said: “They're my friends, close friends, and were supportive when I said I wanna explore this character more.
“They said, you gotta do it cause we're not doing it! If I have something to show, I show it to them if they're around.”
Jesus Rolls will be out in cinemas March 20. Watch the trailer below: