Friday, October 1, 2010

Matthew McConaughey joins Linklater's 'Bernie'

Yes, Richard Linklater and Matthew McConaughey are reuniting (it would be a lot cooler if they did). Linklater gave McC his big break in Dazed and Confused, now Double M is joining the cast of Linklater's Bernie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

McC's other big early break was as an attorney in A Time to Kill. He's back to lawyering, this time as the district attorney out to nail Jack Black in the title role of Bernie Tiede for the murder of Shirley MacLaine as wealthy widow Marjorie Nugent.

Also joining the cast is Taylor native Rip Torn. The shoot is expected to start next month in East Texas. Wooderson, uh, McConaughey is from Longview.

You can see the real Bernie and Marjorie here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rip got canned for being a drunk. They replaced him with a lesser known, albeit better actor than Rip Torn. He's a former attorney from Longview. First name is Brady. Can't remember his last name.

Just spent two days on set shooting the trial scene.