RUMOR HAS IT....
A sequel to the 1998 cult classic "The Big Lebowski" is said to begin filming sometime this October.
The story centers around Jeff Bridges as Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski and Walter Sobchak who is played by John Goodman. The pair have just learned that their bowling alley will be closing in exactly one week to make way for a parking garage all at the hands of a corrupt and evil land owner named Bavarian Illuminati, who will be played by Bill Murray.
So the pair seek out the help of The Dude's son Mark Lebowski, who is played by Jesse Eisenberg. The Dude's son, who was conceived in the first movie, is now 18 years of age and just happens to be the youngest congressman in the history of the United States.
Making a return is Julianne Moore as Maude Lebowski. Also returning is Philip Seymour Hoffman as Brandt who is said to be acting as help for the "The Dude" and Walter as they make their way to Washington.
Plus, accompanying the trio to D.C. is Jesus Quintana, played by John Turturro. It's still unclear if Tara Reid will be appearing in the film. It's rumored that the Coen brothers were so angry after she leaked the film back in 2011 that they pulled her from the project.
Sources close to the film say that special guest appearances will be made by... politicians Rand and Ron Paul.
34-year-old actor Steve Middleton, who plays one of the bad guys in the movie said he was so excited to be part of the sequel. He explains, "In the movie I play a guy named Tad Stevens. He's the tough guy in the movie, trying to give "The Dude" and Walter a hard time. Throughout the movie I wear Tapout and Affliction shirts and sport a lot of hair gel. It's fun. To be honest this is pretty much how I dress in real life so it wasn't that big of a change for me."
The scheduled release date for "The Big Lebowski 2: The Dude Goes To Washington" is said to be sometime around the Summer of 2015.