Watch The First Trailer For ‘The Jesus Rolls’, John Turturro’s ‘The Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off
“I’ve never seen anyone lick a ball before he throws a strike.”
Loyal fans of The Big Lebowski undoubtedly remember Jesus Quintana, the hairnet-wearing, bowling ball-licking alley ace who famously warned competitors that “nobody fucks with the Jesus.”
Now, writer/director John Turturro is reprising his iconic role in the long-awaited Lebowski spin-off, The Jesus Rolls, which seems like a fun and freewheeling road movie, judging from the first official trailer above.
Here’s an official synopsis:
Hours after being released from prison for good behavior, Jesus Quintana (John Turturro) reunites with his best friend and fellow underachiever Petey (Bobby Cannavale). In the first in a series of rapidly escalating bad decisions, they steal a vintage car parked in front of an upscale salon and hit the road for a no-holds-barred joyride — until the car’s gun-toting owner (Jon Hamm) catches up with them, wounding Petey.
Fleeing the scene with fiercely free-spirited shampooist Marie (Audrey Tautou), Jesus and Petey continue their adventure in a series of stolen cars, cementing their partnership with an epic petty-crime spree and a three-way romance.
Turturro–who stars, writes and directs–has said that the 85-minute movie pays tribute to the classic French farce, Les Valseuses, just in case you were wondering.
The Jesus Rolls stars Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Christopher Walken, Jon Hamm, Pete Davidson, and Susan Sarandon. It bowls into theaters on February 28.