Opening in theaters today, BERNIE is inspired by a real-life Texas murder case involving a fastidious mortician and the notoriously hateful rich old woman he befriended and, eventually, stood trial for killing. Directed by RICHARD LINKLATER from a magazine article by SKIP HOLLANDSWORTH, the cast features JACK BLACK, SHIRLEY MacLAINE and MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY.
Playing a woman so disliked by her small town neighbors that her murder was more a cause for celebration than mourning was a real treat for SHIRLEY MacLAINE. At last week’s press event, she talked about her on-screen character. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
BERNIE opens in theaters today