Here is the first trailer for Richard Linklater's Bernie. The dark comedy is based on a true story. It stars Jack Black as an assistant funeral director who plots to kill an older wealthy widow. The supporting cast includes Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine.
In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.
Bernie arrives in theaters on April 27th. It has been a bit since Black has been in a truly funny film. Linklater looks to have crafted solid film that shows off the talents of the cast. What is your favorite Jack Black film to date?