Bernie

Bernie

It has been a while since we have seen Jack Black on the big screen but he is set to make his return this week with new movie Bernie.

Bernie has already seen Black pick up a Golden Globe nomination for his central performance as he teams up with director Richard Linklater.

The movie is based on a true story and a terrific cast has been brought together as Black stars alongside Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine.

And ahead of the film’s release at the end of the week we have a couple of great new clips for you to check out:

Linklater has had a hand in penning the script and it is based on a 1998 article in Texas Monthly that told the story of an 81 year old millionaire who was murdered by her companion.

Black will take on the central role of Bernie in the movie that is set to show a new side to this actor.

Speaking of Linklater it is a while since we have seen him in the director’s chair as this is the first film that he has helmed since Me And Orson Welles back in 2009.

Over the years Linklater has been behind movies such as A Scanner Darkly, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Fast Food Nation while Bernie sees him tackle the black comedy genre.

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 travelled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependent 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 is released 26th April


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