The Polka King Trailer Starring Jack Black


Jack Black is currently earning praise for his performance in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and although that movie hits theatres today, he also has another movie preparing to hit the small screen in just a few short weeks. The Polka King is based on a true story and it finds him playing Jan Lewan, a real-life Pennsylvania polka musician who was ultimately busted for luring his loyal fans into a Ponzi scheme. With a solid supporting cast that includes Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, J.B. Smoove and Vanessa Bayer, this looks like it could be a moderately entertaining distraction that falls somewhere in the realm of Richard Linklater’s Bernie. The Polka King is written and directed by Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky (The Rocker, Monsters vs. Aliens) and it arrives on Netflix on Jan. 12th. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Blake in Boston

    Looks good! My sister met him in Providence during filming, and he signed a snare drum for her. For that, I’ll definitely take a poke.