Jeff Bridges and John Turturro Both Have Ideas for ‘The Big Lebowski’ Sequels
Art and Experience: It’s just, like, their opinion, man, but Jeff Bridges and John Turturro both have thoughts on potential sequels to “The Big Lebowski” — and in a stark contrast to their bowling-alley rivalry in the Coen Brothers’ cult classic, the two are largely in agreement here.
Turturro has been on the record for years about wanting to make a spinoff centering around his character of (the) Jesus, with whom nobody fucks, but he told THR that the ongoing process is a “very complicated legal situation” that his lawyers have advised him not to discuss publicly. Even so, the Dude continues to abide: “I think it’s a great idea,” Bridges told Business Insider.
Turturro has also said that the Coens would not direct his proposed spinoff, though they still would be involved somehow — the film is “something they would support with me,” he said. Ever agreeable, Bridges has said it “might be fun playing a little cameo as the Dude,” though he has his own idea for a 21st-century Lebowski.
“I’m hoping they make a little Lebowski because it’s all set up,” Bridges added. “I impregnated Maude. As The Stranger says, ‘There’s a little Lebowski on the way,’ you know?” Such an endeavor could certainly be a natural, zesty enterprise, though it would apparently entail a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous.