Bernie, the latest from director Richard Linklater, begins filming in Austin, TX next week. Jack Black and Texas native Matthew McConaughey star in the movie based on “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” a Texas Monthly article written by Skip Hollandsworth, who co-wrote the screenplay with Linklater.
The movie is about a bizarre mystery involving Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede, an assistant funeral home director in Carthage, Texas who admitted to murdering Marjorie Nugent, who was “the richest widow in an eccentric town full of rich widows.” Shirley MacLane has signed on to play Nugent.
On Monday, Bernie will be shooting at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Lost Pines, TX.
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