Black, MacLaine, Linklater & A Corpse

Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and filmmaker Richard Linklater (“School of Rock”) are teaming for the dark comedy “Bernie” for Mandalay Vision and Castle Rock Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.

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.

Celine Rattray, Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer and Ginger Sledge will produce. Shooting kicks off in early October.