The 'School of Rock' duo of director Richard Linklater and actor Jack Black are set to reunite for a new comedy, 'Bernie,' for Castle Rock/Mandalay Vision. The black comedy also stars Shirley MacLaine. According to Variety, the project is based on 'Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,' a 1998 Texas Monthly magazine article about Bernie Tiede, a mortician and community leader in a small east Texas town who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy widow (MacLaine) that leads to fatal consequences. Filming is on track to begin in October in Texas.
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