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Coen Brothers Shoot Down 'Big Lebowski 2,' Mock Tara Reid for Starting Rumor (Video)

The Big Lebowski
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"I'm glad she's working on it," Ethan jokes after the actress announced the sequel during an interview.

The Coen Brothers aren't shooting Big Lebowski 2, despite Tara Reid announcing the sequel in a recent interview.

"I'm glad she's working on it," Ethan joked in an interview with Austin360.com Thursday.

When asked if he and Joel have plans for a follow-up, he said, "Well, we don't but we'll watch it when it comes out.” Added Joel, "Especially if Tara's in it."

Reid, who appeared in the original, started the rumors at a recent Comedy Club benefit show. Watch below.

"I have a movie coming out called The Fields," she said. "I have another one coming out that I produced with my brother, called The Irishman. And we'll be doing American Pie 4 this year and Big Lebowski 2 this year."

(In July, Bridges told MTV he had spoken about doing a second film, but nothing was planned: "No, no, no, I don't think it's gonna happen... But if it happens -- what a wonderful surprise!")

A rep for Reid explained the gaffe to Entertainment Weekly: "She heard Jeff Bridges say that he wanted to make Big Lebowski 2 and have all the original cast members in it, so she may have misspoke, thinking that included her based on what Jeff said."