Italian Trailer for Turturro's 'Big Lebowski' Spin-Off 'The Jesus Rolls'

September 27, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Jesus Rolls Trailer

Get ready. Europictures Italia has debuted an official trailer for the indie film The Jesus Rolls, a spin-off from the Coens' The Big Lebowski centered on notable bowler Jesus Quintana, played by John Turturro in the original film. This has been in the works for a while, and John Turturro himself has taken on the task of not only starring but also writing & directing the film. The film is opening first in Italy in October, despite not premiering at any festivals yet and having no other international release dates besides this. It features one of those crazy Coen-esque plots that involves a gun-toting hairdresser, in addition to Jesus Quintana. This also features Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou (!!), Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, and Pete Davidson. This looks kooky and potentially entertaining, but it's hard to tell from this first trailer. Maybe it will be worth the wait? Or maybe not? The film is in English despite the Italian dubbing heard in this trailer.

Here's the first international trailer for John Turturro's The Jesus Rolls, from Europictures' YouTube:

The Jesus Rolls Film

John Turturro's The Jesus Rolls follows 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. The Jesus Rolls is directed by American actor / filmmaker John Turturro, director of the films Mac, Illuminata, Romance & Cigarettes, Passione, and Fading Gigolo previously. The screenplay is also written by John Turturro, originally "based on stories and characters" by Bertrand Blier (& the Coen Brothers). The film will open first in Italy starting this October. No official release date has been set yet - stay tuned for updates. First impression? Who's in?

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Joe Kundlak on Sep 29, 2019


Why Italy first? Is it because they financed it? And man....idk...the dude abides...but not sure if this can stand, man.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 27, 2019


it's what the Italians call: รจ terribile

Dan Hibiki on Sep 27, 2019


Might watch it for the old time sake. And I like those weared out and familiar people in this ...

shiboleth on Sep 27, 2019


I'll wait to watch the trailer in english, but I feel like the Jesus is best as a side character, not sure if he works as the lead. But, I do love Turturro,so I'll definitely watch this.

grimjob on Sep 27, 2019


I dug it, I'm in. Subtitles don't matta to Jesus!

Whichhalfofthewit on Sep 30, 2019


Great cast! Other than that, Idk... might have to see the English trailer to see whether the dialogue can somewhat hold up to the brilliance of the Coen bro's dialogues. Also I wish they would've shot this on film, doesn't look quite right with the indie-budget video look this has going on... but I think I can get past it if the script is good. If not, it might be worth watching for the performances alone (on cable or streaming, that is).

Terry Craig on Oct 1, 2019

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