John Turturro’s Big Lebowski spinoff ‘The Jesus Rolls’ gets official release date
The Jesus Rolls, the forthcoming spinoff of the Coen Brothers classic cult film The Big Lebowski, has unveiled its first trailer and announced the release date.
Directed by and starring John Turturro, The Jesus Rolls acts as the spinoff to Lebowski while also acting a remake of the 1974 French film Going Places by Bertrand Blier.
While the project was handed its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival way back in October, the international release date is still a month away with Screen Media Films announcing its cinema release on 20 March and on demand 23 March.
The official synopsis details: “Fresh out of prison, smooth-talking petty thief Jesus Quintana is ready to roll with his best friend Petey riding shotgun. But first they need some wheels. A vintage muscle car parked in front of an upscale salon catches Jesus’s eye and the pair embark on a no-holds-barred joyride — until the car’s indignant owner (Jon Hamm) catches up with them, wounding Petey.
“Fleeing the scene with fiercely free spirited hairdresser Marie in tow, Jesus and Petey continue their road trip in a series of stolen cars, cementing their partnership with an epic petty crime spree and a three-way romance. Along the way, they visit Jesus’s prostitute mother, hide out in a posh beach house, go bowling, and hunker down in a cabin in the woods.”