The Big Lebowski is a cult film that will go down as a timeless classic. There’s even a Lebowski fest where fans come together each year to celebrate the Dude. Still, no one ever expected another movie to spring out of that universe. Well, no one but John Turturro. The actor who played Jesus in the original film is back with a spinoff that is somewhere between a universal sequel to the first movie and a tribute to the French film, Les Valseuses. Along with Turturro, the new film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Susan Sarandon, and John Hamm.
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. A darkly funny, irreverent and freewheeling road movie, The Jesus Rolls is written and directed by Emmy® winner and nominee John Turturro and pays tribute to the classic French farce Les Valseuses.