Last summer, John Turturro confirmed his plan to bring his Big Lebowski character back to the big screen in The Jesus Rolls spin-off. The epic bowler with a checkered past got minimal screen time, but Turturro made the most of it. Now he’s released the first teaser.
In the teaser, Quintana licks the ball in a way that’s somehow even creepier than when we last saw him, while tossing the ball down the lane with the grimaced effort of a man aged by two decades. The ball coasts down the lane before pulling a flying sequence over trees and into space, harkening back to The Dude’s drug-addled dream.
The Jesus Rolls is Turturro’s pet project for quite a few years. The actor wrote and directed the film, completing it in 2016. The last few years have been spent square-dancing to find the right partner in Screen Media, which he confirmed last summer. There’s no release date at this time, and hopes are a trailer is released to shed some more light on just what’s in store for the bowler.