Jack Black stars in the black comedy Bernie. The film is set in the tiny, rural town of Carthage, Texas and follows assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede (Black). He’s a beloved member of the community; teaching Sunday school, singing in the church choir and always lending a hand.
So no one was surprised when he befriended Marjorie Nugent (Shirley McLaine), an affluent widow well known for her sour attitude. He helps her travel and manage her affairs and she quickly becomes dependant on Bernie and his generosity.
Then for a time, no one saw Nugent. Soon the town was shocked to learn that she was dead and Bernie was being charged with her murder wen Matthew McConaughey shows up as a detective attempting to put Bernie behind bars.
Bernie is slated for a limited release starting on April 27.