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Directors Ethan and Joel Coen said they aren't keen on making sequels

Directors Ethan and Joel Coen said they aren't keen on making sequels

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Directors Ethan and Joel Coen said they aren't keen on making sequels

The Coen Brothers have dashed hopes of a follow up to The Big Lebowski, saying they don't like sequels.

Filmmaking duo Ethan and Joel told the Toronto Star that rumours of a sequel to their 1998 film weren't true despite reports last year that a film featuring the movie's character Jesus, played by John Turturro, was at casting stage.

Ethan said: "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. No, I don't see it in our future."

Joel added: "I don't think it's going to happen. I just don't like sequels."

The Big Lebowski's all-star cast included Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Julianne Moore, and followed layabout The Dude through a case of mistaken identity, kidnap and ransom.

The Coen's new film Inside Llewyn Davis has just won the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

It stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake in a story about New York's 1960s folk scene.