Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey has joined the cast of Jack Black's dark comedy 'Bernie.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie, directed by Richard Linklater, is about a mortician (Black) in a Texas town who befriends and kills a cantankerous, wealthy widow-- played by Shirley MacLaine -- and then has to maintain the illusion that she's still alive.

McConaughey will play a district attorney who's suspicious about the widow's death. Rip Torn also stars as Black's defense attorney.
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