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Monday August 9, 2010 8:59 pm

Jack Black Reuniting with Richard Linklater

Jack Black is teaming up again with director Richard Linklater for a new comedy.

The School of Rock duo are preparing to reunite for Bernie, a dark comedy also featuring Shirley MacLaine.

The film, set in the small town of Carthage, Texas, tells the tale of Bernie (Black) - a community leader and mortician - who befriends a wealthy but demanding widow (MacLaine).

Tragedy strikes when Bernie accidentally kills her, but laughter returns when he tries to convince everyone she’s still alive.

Shooting on Bernie, co-written by Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth, is set to begin in October.

Black can next be seen in , due out December 22.

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