Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey star in the first Bernie trailer

Jack Black in Bernie

I’ll go ahead and give Jack Black a little credit for stepping out of his wheelhouse and into the drama, BERNIE.  This is kind of like Jim Carrey doing THE TRUMAN SHOW in that it’s definitely a departure from what he’s done up until now, but it’s still utilizing some of his comedic abilities.  In the film, Black plays Berhardt “Bernie” Tiede, a local small town mortician that befriends an elderly widow, only to end up killing her when she got on his nerves.  He also ended up pretending she was alive, long after she had died.  It’s a true story and from the looks of it, it’s just as quirky as it sounds.

The film is directed by Richard Linklater, who previously directed Black in the popular SCHOOL OF ROCK.  The film also stars Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey.  BERNIE hits theaters everywhere on April 27th.

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

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