John Turturro's 'Going Places' Remake Is Secretly a 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff

John Turturro's 'Going Places' Remake Is Secretly a 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff

Aug 17, 2016

We've been hearing for years that John Turturro is interested in reprising his role of Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski, and now it appears he's getting his wish. Birth Movies Death has learned that the actor is currently shooting a movie that is secretly a spinoff of the Coen Brothers' cult classic, in which "the Jesus" is a very minor character. 

Officially, the project is a remake of Bertrand Blier's 1974 French sex comedy Going Places, originally starring Gerard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere as two awful, womanizing criminals with Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau and Isabelle Huppert playing a variety of sexual conquests for them. Here's a clip:

Turturro, who is directing off his own script, and Bobby Cannavale are the main duo this time with Audrey Tautou and Susan Sarandon in the Miou-Miou and Jeanne Moreau parts, respectively. The initial Showbiz 411 report of the new version acknowledged that it wouldn't be a straight remake, and this confirms how: one of the criminals has been adapted to be Quintana. 

According to Birth Movies Death, Joel and Ethan Coen are not involved. Perhaps they gave their blessing, though, like they did for the Fargo series. It will be interesting to see if Turturro attempts a Coen-esque tone or if he'll just keep to his own style completely. Watch the scene showcasing Quintana and his sex offender back story from the 1998 movie:




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