John Turturro’s The Big Lebowski spinoff has been retitled The Jesus Rolls and will reach theaters sometime in early 2020.
According to Deadline, Screen Media has picked up the rights to the movie, which is now going under The Jesus Rolls. The distributor further plans to release the film sometime early next year, though a firm date has yet to be announced. In a statement, Turturro said that “It feels like a good time to release a transgressive film about the stupidity of men who try and fail and try better to understand and penetrate the mystery of women”, and added that he’s looking forward to working alongside Screen Media.
Alongside Turturro, The Jesus Rolls costars Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man), Audrey Tautou (Amelie), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Susan Sarandon (Feud), and SNL’s Pete Davidson. A summary sounds wild:
The Jesus Rolls follows a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, from society and from the hairdresser, all while the bonds of their outsider family strengthen.
Screen Media anticipates a release of The Jesus Rolls in early 2020, just right around the time for The Big Lebowski’s 21st anniversary.