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Jack Black, Richard Linklater team up for 'Bernie'

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Richard Linklater and Jack Black, who worked together on School of Rock, will reunite for the black comedy Bernie, based on the 1998 Texas Monthly article “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas” by Skip Hollandsworth. According to Variety, the movie is based on the true story of Bernie Tiede, a mortician and community leader in a small Texas town who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy widow (Shirley MacLaine) that leads to fatal consequences. Linklater said producers will be looking for “funny and interesting folks” in Texas to appear in the movie.