To say that John Turturro has been vocal in his desire to see his iconic character Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski land his own spin-off movie, would be quite the understatement. For years now, John Turturro has wanted to bring the character back to the big screen in some form and according to Birth.Movies.Death he may finally have gotten his wish with Going Places, which is indeed a spin-off to the classic 1998 movie The Big Lebowski.
In fact the spin-off will be in fact a remake of the 1974 French comedy Les Valseuses, which starred Gerard Depardieu. In it, two bumbling thieves go about charming their many victims before somehow managing to land a female partner, who the two begin to squabble over. The movie has already landed Susan Sarandon, Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou to its cast, with Turturro and Cannavale as the bumbling stooges, Tautou as their accomplice and Sarandon as a recently released convict.
Filming is currently underway in New York with Turturro still working on a script, so as it stands there has been no official confirmation of the project and as to what may have been shot is still up in the air.
However, fans of the original may been disheartened to learn that the Cohen brothers are not on board, having never approached a sequel or spin-off as something that would interest them. In an interview back in 2013, Ethan Cohen revealed; “He [Turturro] talks incessantly about it, he even has the story worked out, which he’s pitched to us a few times, but I can’t really remember it. I don’t see it in our future.”