Jack Black is reteaming with School of Rock director Richard Linklater for the dark comedy Bernie.
Set in a small Texas town, the story follows mortician Bernie (Black) who begins an unlikely friendship with a wealthy but very particular widow (MacLaine). When he kills her, he goes to great lengths to maintain the illusion that she is still alive.
I can’t help but think this is a remake of Weekend at Bernie’s. Aside from the strikingly familiar storyline and premise, they seemed to not care that the chosen corpse would be named Bernie. And Shirley McClain will play the corpse.
I wore thin on Jack Black’s comedy stylings a while ago, but something about this seems a good fit. I might just give this a shot.