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In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.

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The Role A Pissed Off Matthew McConaughey Lost To Jack Black

Richard Linklater Will House The Killer He Made A Movie About Richard Linklater Will House The Killer He Made A Movie About
In a story that's stranger that fiction, a filmmaker, who made a movie about a real-life killer, is now housing that very killer so he can be set free. It sounds completely bonkers, but when you hear the details, you might be surprised how sweet the whole thing (sort of) is.

Richard Linklater Will House The Killer He Made A Movie About

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Katey's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Katey's List
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Moonrise Kingdom, Bernie, Beasts Of The Southern Wild Lead Gotham Award Nominations Moonrise Kingdom, Bernie, Beasts Of The Southern Wild Lead Gotham Award Nominations
The first movie awards show of the season also tends to be one of the most interesting, as every year the Gotham Independent Film Awards showcase some of the most fascinating and under appreciated indie films released-- including many that have absolutely zero shot at Oscar attention. They've kept up that tradition this year, announcing a slate of nominees

Moonrise Kingdom, Bernie, Beasts Of The Southern Wild Lead Gotham Award Nominations

Jack Black Planning A Bowling Movie With Richard Linklater Jack Black Planning A Bowling Movie With Richard Linklater
Black told The L.A. Times recently that the duo is circling a bowling movie that might be based on the actual story of professional bowler and PBA champion Pete Weber. When asked that, Black only confirms that Linklater’s story will follow a man who ditches everything in his life to suddenly try his hand at pro bowling.

Jack Black Planning A Bowling Movie With Richard Linklater

Bernie Director Richard Linklater Talks Finally Making His East Texas Movie Bernie Director Richard Linklater Talks Finally Making His East Texas Movie
As explained in director Richard Linklater’s new movie Bernie, the state of Texas is actually made up of multiple cultural regions. But while movies have done a great job putting areas like Austin and West Texas on the big screen, the Dazed and Confused filmmaker has always wanted to make a movie about where he grew up in East Texas. The story of Bernie Tiede and the murder of Marjorie Nugent has allowed him to do just that.

Bernie Director Richard Linklater Talks Finally Making His East Texas Movie

Jack Black On The Mystery Of Bernie And His Inspiration For Frank Or Francis Jack Black On The Mystery Of Bernie And His Inspiration For Frank Or Francis
Bernie Tiede was a mysterious man. Beloved by everyone that knew him, he was convicted of murdering an 81 year old widow back in 1996. While he acted effeminate, nobody knew if he was actually gay and many people questioned the nature of his long-time relationship with the woman that he ended up killing and storing in a freezer for nine months.

Jack Black On The Mystery Of Bernie And His Inspiration For Frank Or Francis

First Trailer For Bernie, Starring Jack Black And Matthew McConaughey First Trailer For Bernie, Starring Jack Black And Matthew McConaughey
It's a scene we've seen a million times before. A reporter goes to talk with the neighbors of a reported serial killer and they ask if they ever noticed anything suspicious about the murderer. The response is always the same, "Not at all, he/she was the nicest person on the block." It's a common trope and one that's right at the center of the first trailer for Richard Linklater's Bernie.

First Trailer For Bernie, Starring Jack Black And Matthew McConaughey

Jack Black Sports A Creepy Mustache In First Poster For Bernie Jack Black Sports A Creepy Mustache In First Poster For Bernie
While Jack Black has had roles that have allowed him to show some range, for the most part he's known for playing the chubby, affable loser. The schtick has served his career well, as his most memorable performances have come in movies like High Fidelity, School of Rock, and - in a way - Kung Fu Panda. In Richard Linklater's Bernie, however, he will be playing a different kind of character. Namely one that murders 80 year old women.

Jack Black Sports A Creepy Mustache In First Poster For Bernie

Matthew McConaughey Back With Linklater For Bernie Matthew McConaughey Back With Linklater For Bernie
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Matthew McConaughey Back With Linklater For Bernie

Jack Black Joins Richard Linklater For Fargo-esque Dark Comedy  Jack Black Joins Richard Linklater For Fargo-esque Dark Comedy
More often than not he is this astoundingly obnoxious caricature of himself who can scarcely be tolerated. We should all hope for the human being version to appear in Richard Linklater’s Bernie

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