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Coen Brothers deny 'The Big Lebowski' sequel


The Coen Brothers have quashed fans' hopes of a sequel to their hit comedy "The Big Lebowski," insisting they have no plans to revive the movie.

The 1998 film, starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, rapidly became a cult favorite and even spawned its own annual festival, Lebowski Fest.

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In 2011, another of the movie's stars, John Turturro, revealed he had an idea for a spin-off based on his character Jesus Quintana, and last year devotees' hopes were raised further by the publication of a hoax news story which suggested Bridges and Goodman had signed up for a sequel.

However, Ethan and Joel Coen, the film's writers/directors, have now finally silenced rumors of a follow-up. Speaking to a Toronto Star reporter at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Joel said, "I don't think it's going to happen. I just don't like sequels."

His brother Ethan added, "John Turturro, who wants it, talks to us incessantly about doing a sequel about his character Jesus. He even has the story worked out, which he's pitched to us a few times, but I can't really remember it and no, I don't see it in our future."

May 30, 2013 11:53AM
Thank you Coen brothers. Just, thank you..
May 30, 2013 6:13PM
I love the movie but I really don't see the need for a sequel. No story, even about Jesus, could ever live up to it.
May 30, 2013 10:20AM

I am surprised Hollywood isnt going to do a sequel and then prequel(s) to this movie. I personally hated the Big Lebowski and wouldnt bother with any others made. But I am sure if they did do any there would be plenty of people willing to pay for crappy movies.

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