Matthew McConaughey Going TO BERNIE
Matthew McConaughey has signed on to the ensemble cast of the upcoming dark comedy “Bernie.” The film is being directed by Richard Linklater and is the result of a tandem effort from Mandalay Vision and Castle Rock Entertainment.
McConaughey joins a cast that includes Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine with Rip Torn also joining the cast. In the film Black plays a community leader and mortician (Bernie) who befriends a wealthy widower played by MacLaine. After he kills the widow, Bernie goes to extreme lengths to maintain the illusion that she is still alive. McConaughey will play the role of the district attorney in Carthage, Texas. Torn joins the cast in the role of Bernie’s defense attorney.
McConaughey last appeared in “The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” and can next be seen in “The Lincoln Lawyer.”