Jeff Bridges Interested in Making Sequels to Starman and The Big Lebowski
12.30.10 by BJSprecher
In Disney's Tron: Legacy, which is currently in theaters, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges reprises the role of video game programmer Kevin Flynn, a character that he first played nearly three decades ago in the original Tron, a rare opportunity for an actor in this age of reboots and remakes, where the actors who play major roles seem to be expendable. In a recent interview in support of his other movie currently in theaters, True Grit, Bridges once again mentioned his interest in making a sequel to Texasville, the 1990 sequel to the highly acclaimed 1971 drama The Last Picture Show, and also revealed that, given the opportunity, he would be interested in reprising the roles he played in Starman (1984) and The Big Lebowski (1998), as well.
Well, you know, The Dude [from The Big Lebowski] would be nice. I don't think that's in the cards. Starman. You know, I always wondered, "What happened there?" That's kind of set up. Karen Allen is preggers. She's got that little ball and stuff. What's up with that? You know what I mean?
While there are currently no plans to make sequels to either Starman or The Big Lebowski, a Texasville sequel could be in the works. Bridges revealed in November that he has been in talks with Peter Bodganovich, the director of both The Last Picture Show and Texasville, about making a movie adaptation of Duane's Depressed, author Larry McMurtry's third chapter in the five-book series that began with The Last Picture Show.