Today, seven clips from Bernie, a dark comedy about the fatal relationship between a Carthage undertaker and the wealthy dowager he murdered in 1996, have been released.
Watch the clips after the jump and tell us what you think.
The film, directed by Richard Linklater, stars Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Tommy G. Kendrick, Rick Dial, Gary Teague, Mona Lee Fultz, Christian Stokes.
Distributed by Millennium Entertainment, Jack Black’s new film start a limited run in theaters on April 27th, 2012.
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.