‘The Big Lebowski’ spin-off ‘Jesus Rolls’ is coming sooner than you think

The Big Lebowski spin-off, Jesus Rolls, now has an official release date – and it’s just around the corner.

The movie will centre around Jesus Quintana, who played The Dude’s nemesis in the original 1998 cult film by the Coen brothers.

The Coen brothers’ iconic cult film The Big Lebowski is getting a spin-off – Jesus Rolls – and it’s coming this March.

The spin-off was written and directed by John Turturro who played Quintana in the original, and he will also reprise the role in the upcoming release. The film is set to hit cinemas on March 20 and will be available to stream just three days later.

According to the synopsis, Jesus Rolls follows Quintana as he’s 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.”

Joel and Ethan Coen who directed the original had previously decided not to go ahead with a sequel, so Turturro decided to write a new film himself. Speaking to Variety, Turturro 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.”

The movie actually draws its plot from the 1974 French film, Going Places, directed by Bertrand Blier and starring Gérard Depardieu. The film was widely considered one of the most controversial movies in the history of French cinema due to its vulgarity and sexual explicitness, eventually becoming a cult hit for modern critics.

Jesus Rolls will be out in cinemas March 20. Check out the trailer below.