Matthew McConaughey Signs For “Bernie”

Matthew McConaughey has scored the role of district attorney Danny Buck Davidson in Richard Linklater’s black comedy “Bernie” reports Dallas News and Production Weekly.

Based on a true story, Jack Black stars as a small-town Texas funeral home director whom befriends a wealthy widow (Shirley MacLaine), murders her and stores her in her own freezer.

Skip Hollandsworth, who penned the original 1998 story about the real life case for the Texas Monthly publication, co-wrote the script with Linklater. Filming is scheduled to begin this fall in Austin and Bastrop.