Screen Media Films has released the first full trailer for The Jesus Rolls, John Turturro’s return to playing his famous The Big Lebowski character, the decidedly un-Dude but master bowler Jesus Quintana.
Turturro wrote and directed the spinoff of sorts, which is half Coen Brothers homage and half tribute to the French farce Les Valseuses, and Screen Media is prepping for its February 28 theatrical release.
Plot details have been sketchy till now, but the trailer helps the cause. Hours after being released from prison for good behavior — for what is not exactly clear, but in 1998’s Lebowski he was a convicted pedophile — Jesus is on his last strike and reunites with his best friend and fellow underachiever Petey (Bobby Cannavale).
In the first in a series of really bad decisions, they steal a vintage car parked in front of an 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), they continue their adventure in a series of stolen cars, cementing their partnership with an epic petty-crime spree and a three-way romance.
Christopher Walken, Pete Davidson and Susan Sarandon also join in on the fun.
Check out the trailer above.
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