Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Meet the real couple behind Linklater's 'Bernie'

The real-life Marjorie and Bernie

See an update with new details here.

Richard Linklater's planned next feature starring Jack Black is called Bernie, and apparently the Bernie in question is Bernie Tiede, a 39-year-old Carthage ex-undertaker who admitted to the 1996 killing of wealthy widow Marjorie Nugent. Here's Texas Monthly's take on the crime.

Linklater is appaently looking at a fall shoot.

The story was also the subject of a TV drama that aired on the USA Network in 2006.


Anonymous said...

my family still has the orginal picture of this that was used to put in the papers

Joe M. O'Connell said...

That's really interesting! What was the story behind the photo?