The Coen brothers aren’t against sequels. They’ve long threatened to do a “Barton Fink” follow-up called “Old Fink,” which they say they’ll make once star John Turturro is a handful of years older. But they want nothing to do with your love for what’s almost certainly their most popular film, “The Big Lebowski.” A sequel about the Dude is not forthcoming, meaning you’ll have to make do with endlessly rewatching the original, quoting Walter Sobchak lines to friends, going to “Lebowski” conventions, drinking White Russians at “Lebowski”-themed bars — all pretty good for a movie that, back in 1998, was ignored by the public and written off by critics as a silly and inexplicable chaser to the esteemed “Fargo.”
(Fun fact! Back when "Fargo" super-fans Siskel and Ebert smacked down "The Big Lebowski" on their show, they used Jesus' famously silly post-strike dance as proof that the film was not funny. You can watch it at the bottom of this post.)
The Coens, however, are not against someone who’s not them doing a “Lebowski” spin-off. Indeed, it’s Turturro himself who’s doing one. We’ve already known about his forthcoming movie, which trails minor-but-crucial supporting player Jesus Quintana, the hotheaded, hot-dancing bowler who also happens to be a convicted pedo. But now we have a picture of Turturro-as-Jesus (in a bowling alley, natch, below) and a plot description.