Official Trailer for Linklater's Dark Comedy 'Bernie' with Jack Black
by Alex Billington
February 29, 2012
"There are people in town, honey, that woulda shot her for 5 dollars." Millennium has debuted the official trailer on Yahoo for Richard Linklater's new film Bernie, starring Jack Black as the local mortician in a small Texas town, who one day kills a wealthy widow but no one in the town suspects for months. We just teased this based-on-a-true-story film last week with the official poster, and now we get to see how it looks. Shirley MacLaine plays the widow who, frankly, seems like nothing but an annoying bitch, and Matthew McConaughey plays the town's DA, Danny Buck Davidson, who's after him. Looks mildly funny, not bad.
Watch the first official trailer for Richard Linklater's Bernie, in high def from Yahoo:
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.
nice to see Jack Black back in what could be a hit movie. School of Rock was just okay, IMO, but this looks a lot darker which is a good thing.
Scotty97 on Feb 29, 2012
this doesn't look too bad.
beevis on Feb 29, 2012
Ah, cremation jokes. Good times.
Xerxexx on Feb 29, 2012
That's strange.... why is Matthew's shirt on? =_=
LW on Feb 29, 2012
Wasn't impressed until 3/4 of the way through when it implies he murders her. Now we've got ourselves something interesting... haha
Jace LeRoy on Feb 29, 2012
ok ill admit, that looks pretty good
Jericho on Feb 29, 2012
I wanted to watch this but halfway through the trailer the whole story is revealed :/
redskulllives on Feb 29, 2012
Bernie? Like "Weekend at Bernie's?"
esophus on Feb 29, 2012
Love Jack Black, this looks like a good role for him.
grimjob on Feb 29, 2012
i dunno, didn't really like him in The Fatties: Fart 2
bat0u on Feb 29, 2012
Crapola on Feb 29, 2012
Go see The Big Year and you might change your mind...
peloquin on Mar 1, 2012
Fuck it, I'm in. Anything to get me some more Before Sunrise/Sunset coming sooner.
Johnny Neat on Mar 5, 2012
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