Behold, a Jack Black live-action film I’m actually excited to see!
The poster above (courtesy of the fine folks at EW) is our first look at Richard Linklater’s BERNIE, starring Black as an accused murderer. Don’t tell me the creepy smile didn’t give it away.
BERNIE is based on the true story of Bernie Tiede, who in 1997 was convicted of murdering 81-year-old Majorie Nugent (played by Shirley MacLaine). Bernie was a close friend of Majorie and beloved among his community. His arrest caused quite a shock.
The cast also includes Matthew McConaughey as the local D.A. intent on bringing Bernie down. As you can see, the poster has both McConaughey and MacLaine on either side of Black. But there’s something about Black’s smile that draws your attention. So creeeeeeeeeepy.
BERNIE will premiere next month at SXSW. The film open on April 27th.