AUSTIN – School of Rock and Slackers director Richard Linklater announced that yesterday he is prepping his new film Bernie 2 which will star real life murderer Bernie Tiede subject of Linklater’s 2011 film Bernie.
The director of the Before Sunrise trilogy said:
Though now a documentary, Bernie 2 is an unofficial sequel if you will. I want to show how Bernie is just an ordinary person with a story to tell. He committed a crime and has served his sentence and I want to see how he reinserts himself back into society.
An evidently annoyed Jack Black commented:
This is bullshit. I nailed that character and then they come in with the actual guy…? How am I supposed to compete with that. It’s just bullshit man. [Mimes frustrated guitar solo] Didddley diddley deeeeeeee.
Richard Linklater outlined plans of filming the real Bernie for a number of years and denied reports that Bernie Tiede had actually requested to be taken back to prison.
‘I get more privacy there,’ he allegedly complained.
Bernie 2 will be released in 2025, 2020 with good behavior.