Editor’s note: Sorry to disappoint but it’s just not true. “Big Lebowski 2” is not in the works. As everyone knows, the first rule of the Internet is to not believe what you read on the Internet. This story broke that rule, and for that, we’re sorry. We’re in good company, at least. In 2011, CNN.com first “broke” the news about a Big Lebowski sequel, but the media giant quickly retracted its blog item. However, nothing ever dies on the Internet; satirical site SuperOfficialNews.com resurrected the pesky rumor on Wednesday, snookering this Examiner who loves The Dude, White Russians and bowling.
The Dude Abides! The long awaited sequel to the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski begins filming this October.
The weed smoking bowler is coming back with a new adventure and "The Dude" is bringing all his friends along for the ride. Jeff Bridges returns as The Dude along with with his right hand man Walter Sobchak played by the talented John Goodman.
This time the guys have to save their bowling alley from getting closed down to make room for a parking garage. The new garage is being erected by the corrupt land owner Bavarian Illuminati played by Bill Murray.
The Dude and Walter then decide to seek out the help of The Dude’s only son Mark Lebowski played by Jesse Eisenberg. Mark Lebowski is the youngest congressman in the history of the United States at 18-years-old, and the complete opposite of his father. So the guys head to Washington to help stop the plans of leveling their favorite hang out, but they'll have to get some help from some old friends.
Jesus Quintana (John Turturro), bowling enemy of Walter and The Dude, team up with the guys to help stop the evil Bavarian Illuminati plans. Also returning is Philip Seymour Hoffman as Brandt, Julianne Moore as Maude Lebowski and possibly Tara Reid as Bunny Lebowski. The film was written by the Coen brothers Joel and Ethan, and directed by Joel Coen.
The Big Lebowski 2: The Dude Goes To Washington is scheduled to be released sometime in 2015.