Jack Black to reunite with 'School Of Rock' director for bowling comedy

Actor reveals that he and director Richard Linklater are planning a film about professional bowling

Jack Black to reunite with 'School Of Rock' director for bowling comedy

Jack Black has revealed plans to reunite with School Of Rock director Richard Linklater for a new movie set in the world of professional bowling.

The pair famously teamed up on 2003's School Of Rock, in which Black played a struggling rock singer pretending to be a supply teacher at a prep school. Plans for a sequel were announced in 2008, but Black has since confirmed that this "wasn't meant to be".

However, Black and Linklater recently reunited for Bernie, a dark comedy starring Black as a gay mortician who murders a rich local widow, played by Shirley MacLaine. Bernie was recently released on Blu-Ray and you can watch the trailer below.

Now Black has revealed that he and Linklater are planning a third big screen collaboration. He told the LA Times: "It's about a guy who gives up everything to be a professional bowler." The film will be based on a real-life professional bowler, but Black refused to reveal his name.

Meanwhile, Black is about to embark on a European tour with Tenacious D, which will include five dates in the UK and Ireland, beginning at the Brighton Centre on October 18. Linklater recently finished shooting Before Midnight, a sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, a pair of acclaimed indie rom-coms starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.


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