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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Leads Spirit Awards Nominations

Silver Linings PlaybookSilver Linings Playbook has been nominated for five Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The David O. Russell directed quirky romance received nods for its stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Male and Female Lead categories, along with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the announcement at the W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday. It will compete against Moonrise Kingdom - which also received five nominations - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On in the Best Feature category.

Matthew McConaughey received two nominations, Best Male Lead for Killer Joe where he will compete against Bradley, Jack Black for Bernie, John Hawkes in The Sessions, Thure Lindhardt for Keep The Lights On and Four's Wendell Pierce and Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike.

Linda Cardellini has been nominated for Best Female Lead for Return along with Emayatzy Corinealdi for Middle of Nowhere, Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Smashed and Jennifer in Silver Linings Playbook.

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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.