Big Lebowski’s ‘The Jesus’ could get own spin-off film
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In a fascinating bit of news to emerge from the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, actor John Turturro says he wants to reprise his character from cult classic The Big Lebowski – and is apparently trying to get a spin-off movie made. 

Big Lebowski jesus

Turturro, who is also a well-respected screenwriter and director, told fans at the weekend that he’s keen to stride out as flamboyant bowler Jesus once more.

If I can get the permission I need, I’d like to return to that role,” he announced, according to The Hollywood Reporter

A minor villain in the Coen Brothers’ much-loved comedy caper, Jesus was an unpleasant and cocky rival to the main characters’ bowling team: referring to himself arrogantly in the third person, and a suspected sex offender to boot.

Whether Turturro will get to don that purple outfit and headband again is not certain, but it’s a fascinating prospect more than 15 years on – particularly given how funny his supporting character proved on screen.

Released in 1998 to critical acclaim, The Big Lebowski was a modest box office success before gradually becoming a cult sensation with audiences.

The movie now even has its own celebratory festival, which was hosted by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, back in April.

Remind yourself of the power of ‘The Jesus’:

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