John Turturro, who plays Jesus Quintana in the original Big Lebowski flick, is reprising the role in a new spin-off of titled Jesus Rolls. The Coen brothers have granted Turturro to use the character, but will not be involved, and the spin-off will not have any of the original characters.
The film has finally secured a distributor and it is now set to release next year, with Turturro directing and writing the script himself. According to Variety, Screen Media have purchased the rights to the film, and a cinematic release is now planned for 2020. Jesus Rolls will also star Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, including Jon Hamm and Susan Sarandon.
“It’s a bit of a racy movie, It shows how stupid men are,” Turturro explained of the plot. “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.”