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The Big Lebowski sequel: John Turturro reveals details of spin-off movie Going Places

'Racy' new film has been approved by Joel and Ethan Coen 

A new film featuring a character from Coen brothers classic The Big Lebowski has been completed.

John Turturro is bringing back his character Jesus Quintana for Going Places, a comedy that begins with him getting out of prison after being framed as a paedophile.

After years of reports, Turturro has now told The Independent that he's completed an edit he's happy with.

“I had to tweak it a little bit but now I feel really good about it," he said. “It’s a bit of a racy movie. It shows how stupid men are. That’s what the movie is kinda about – the women are the stronger, more together characters."

The actor also added that the film, inspired by Bertrand Blier's 1974 French film of the same name, has been approved by Joel and Ethan Coen.

“They’re my friends, close friends, and were supportive when I said I wanna explore this character more,” he said. “They said, you gotta do it cause we’re not doing it! If I have something to show, I show it to them if they’re around.”

Going Places also stars Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tatou and Susan Sarandon. No other Big Lebowski characters are expected to show up in the film despite Jeff Bridges admitting he'd be up for playing "a little cameo" of The Dude in the future.

Turturro's new film Gloria Bell is in cinemas now. It's unknown when Going Places will be released.

You can read The Independent's full interview with John Turturro here.

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