John Turturro is back playing the bowling Jesus
Back in August it was announced that the Coen Brothers’ classic 1998 comedy The Big Lebowski would begetting a spin-off film – but the directing brothers wouldn’t be involved.
Instead, John Turturro – who played menacing bowler The Jesus – is making a crime caper about his character.
The Jesus, remembered for his catchphrase “Don’t fuck with The Jesus”, is to be the lead character in Going Places, a crime caper based on 1974 French comedy Les Valseuses. Today, John Turturro shared the first image from the film. You can see it below.
Vinyl actor Bobby Cannavale will be starring as The Jesus’ partner-in-crime Petey. The storyline is said to be about the pair heading out on a mission to give a woman (played by Audrey Tatou) her first orgasm. Susan Sarandon also stars in the movie.
Turturro is writing and directing the film, but it’s not clear whether the actor has the rights to make a film about The Jesus. Turturro appears to be funding the film himself, as there is no studio in place for Going Places.
You can see the full plot description below (via CoS):
“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.”
Earlier this year, veteran American actor David Huddleston passed away at the age of 85.
Huddleston, who famously played the title role in the Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski, is survived by his wife Sarah Koeppe, who said he died at their Santa Fe home following a battle with heart and kidney disease.