The stars of the comedy cult classic The Big Lebowski are itching for the Coen brothers to go ahead and make a sequel, it has been revealed.
Seventeen long years after that hazy scene at the bowling alley, Hollywood big shots Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore were being interviewed following the release of their on-screen reunion, fantasy/adventure flick Seventh Son.
The reporter joked that Seventh Son is the unofficial follow up to the 1998 slacker smash, to which Bridges replied,
“No, we want the Brothers to really do ‘Big Lebowski ,"
“That would be cool. This [Seventh Son] is like a prequel. A ‘Lebowski’ prequel.”
And it's not just Bridges who's keen. Moore gushed,
“Their language is so incredible. The clarity with which they tell stories, I’m always amazed by their work.”
The Big Lebowski tells the story of Jeff Lebowski, a laid-back, easygoing burnout who insists on being called "The Dude." Jeff just happens to share the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money. As a unfortunate consequence, Jeff is dragged into LA's notorious underworld.
Bridges, who played Jeff in the movie, was even reminiscing about the Lebowski days on the Conan talk show with Conan O'Brien last week. He told the story of an insanely funny prank he had played on him during filming.
Watch him recount the story below!
I don't know about you but I'd be prepared to ignore the mantra of "never go back" to see a follow up to this legendary classic. The Big Lebowski has become more than just a movie, it's become a piece of American pop culture history.
Seventh Son is in cinemas now.