Mustachioed Jack Black Looks Mischievous on New 'Bernie' Poster

February 23, 2012

Jack Black in Bernie

A story so unbelievable it must be true. has just posted the official poster for Richard Linklater's dark indie comedy Bernie, starring Jack Black, with terrific mustache, as a beloved citizen of a small Texas town. The story goes that Bernie made friends with wealthy 81-year-old widow Marjorie Nugent, but then killed her but it took months before anyone noticed it. This premiered at the LA Film Fest to middling reviews, like this one on Twitch, but I'm still intrigued, I love a dark Linklater comedy. Shirley MacLaine plays Mrs. Nugent, and Matthew McConaughey plays the town's DA, Danny Buck Davidson. Sounds fun.

Here's the first official Bernie poster, with Jack Black plus both McConaughey and MacLaine flanking him.

Richard Linklater's Bernie Official Poster

In the small town of Carthage, Texas, the local mortician (Black) strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow (MacLaine), though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive.

Bernie is directed by Texan indie filmmaker extraordinaire Richard Linklater, of films like Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise/Sunset, Waking Life, Fast Food Nation and A Scanner Darkly previously. This was co-written by Linklater with newcomer Skip Hollandsworth based on a true story. This premiered at last year's LA Film Fest, and will play at SXSW coming up. It will then be released limited by Millennium Entertainment on April 27th this spring. For more updates, visit their Facebook or follow @BERNIEmovie.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


Sweet. Love Linklater.

Xerxexx on Feb 23, 2012


.........BAHAHAHAHAHALOL~ wait based on true story?......

Jericho on Feb 23, 2012


After seeing Black give a terrible performance in The Big Year I really have no interest in seeing him take on more dramatic roles.

peloquin on Feb 24, 2012


"Based on a true story" decodes to "Based on a story which ALSO took place on Earth."

Voice of Reason on Feb 24, 2012


I'm getting tired of McConaughey as an attorney type.  It's like he's trying to recapture the best moment in his career.  Other than that, this sounds very interesting.

JL on Feb 24, 2012

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