‘Going Places’ – John Turturro’s ‘The Big Lebowski’ Spinoff Wraps

The Independent reports that Going Places, John Turturro‘s project which will spin off from the Coen Brothers cult-hit The Big Lebowski has finished production and is set for a likely 2020 release.

Turturro has a bit to say about his memorable role as eccentric bowling fanatic and (framed) pederast Jesus Quintana and will use his planned remake of the 1974 French film of the same title (by Bertrand Blier) as a vehicle to bring Jesus back to the big screen.

Plot Synopsis:

John Turturro plays Jesus Quintana in Going Places, a film about 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.

Turturro confirms recently that Going Places will be “a bit of a racy movie”.

He goes on to add

“It shows how stupid men are. That’s what the movie is kinda about – the women are the stronger, more together characters”.

(It’s) a comedy, but a very human comedy

As Screenrant have pointed out, this is a very different world than 1974 (which I can attest to: trawl though Amazon Prime at 2am to see stuff that you cannot unsee) and I’m of the opinion that even The Big Lebowski would probably find a different reaction in today’s climate. Nonetheless, fans of offbeat humor and general weirdness will likely find their thrill with this offering.

Turturro is pulling triple duty with Going Places, penning and directing the flick as well as obviously reprising his lead role; I can’t imagine anyone else taking up the Coen mantle with this amount of love and enthusiasm.

It will star Gloria Reuben (Cloak & Dagger), Bobby Cannavale (Angie Tribeca), Sônia Braga (Bacurau), Pete Davidson (The Dirt), J.B. Smoove (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Michael Badalucco (Lilyhammer) and the legendary Audrey Tautou (Amelie) and Susan Sarandon (Ray Donovan).

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