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Millennium Entertainment has grabbed the US distribution rights of Richard Linklater’s dark comedy movie ‘Bernie’.

The deal of US distribution rights of ‘Bernie’ was grabbed by the Millennium Entertainment and was announced on Thursday evening, after the movie was opened at Los Angeles Film Festival. Jack Black is believed to play the lead role in the movie.

The story of the movie centers on Jack Black, who plays as a mortician and community leader, who bonds an unlikely friendship with a wealthy widow, played by Shuirly MacLaine. Matthew McConaughey also stars in the movie.

The rights of US distribution were handled by Bill Lee, the chief of Millennium Entertainment and John Sloss of Cinetic and Graham Taylor of WME Global. Richard Linklater will direct the movie, while Mandalay Vision and Wind Dancer produce the movie.

Millennium Entertainment, which was formed in April 2010 is planning the release dates for three of its movies, with the titles ‘Tresspass’ starring Nicholas Cage and Nicole Kidman, Chris Evans starrer ‘Puncture’, directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen and ‘Little Birds’ starring Juno Temple, Kate Bosworth and Kay Panabaker.

The first theatrical released movie by the studios was ‘Trust’ with Clive Owen, Viola Davis and Catherine Keener in the month of April. The studio operates a library of 1000 titles including, “Paris, Je t’aime,” “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” and “Shadows and Lies.”

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