When you put Jack Black in the sweet spot between comedy and tragedy, the man is a genius. He’d proven it previously in Richard Linklater’s Bernie, and he looks like he’s about to do it again with the Netflix Original The Polka King. Based on the true story of Jan Lewan, the polka king-turned-investment defrauder, the film looks like a dark comedy that borders on a sobering drama, as we see the deception progress from fruitful criminality to crippling failure before our eyes. Of course, we’re also excited to see Black playing in the same sandbox as Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman and JB Smoove, too, so that’s an added bonus to an already intriguing real life crime story.
Release Date: January 12th, 2018