Jack Black and Richard Linklater on their unlikely partnership on 2003’s feel-good hit, School of Rock
Scott Rudin needed to persuade both star Jack Black and director Richard Linklater that Linklater was the right choice to direct 2003’s film, School of Rock. As these new interviews for an American Masters documentary on Linklater prove 14 years later. “At first we were like, that doesn&... [Read More]
Inside Richard Linklater’s Return to Comedy
Writer and Director Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! is being released nationwide today. Like much of Linklater’s work, it has been acclaimed critically, features a meandering storyline, and has amazingly nuanced dialogue and characters. The story is about a standout collegiate... [Read More]
Here’s the Trailer for Richard Linklater’s ’80s Comedy ‘Everybody Wants Some’
Richard Linklater has been working on his “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused for the past few years, and the first trailer for the film — titled Everybody Wants Some — premiered today. The movie centers on “a group of college baseball players in the early ’8... [Read More]
How Richard Linklater Uses Naturalism to Find Comedy
by Brad Becker-Parton Richard Linklater is having what can probably be considered the most visible period of his career with the release of his highly anticipated and equally regarded Boyhood. This marks the first time that the box office success and critical success of one of his projects coalesced... [Read More]
Richard Linklater Is No Longer Directing the 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake
by Megh Wright After over a year and a half of being officially attached to the project, Richard Linklater has announced that he will no longer be directing the long-in-the-works remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet based on the 1964 Don Knotts film of the same name. Coming Soon reports that Linklate... [Read More]
Jon Hamm, Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, and More in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis in Linklater's 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake
by Megh Wright Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBri... [Read More]
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to Star in a Richard Linklater Film
by Megh Wright Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are teaming up to star in another movie together with Richard Linklater attached to direct. Vulture reports via Cannes that the duo have signed on to star in an adaptation of the wonderfully titled Daniel Asa Rose memoir Larry's Kidney: Being the Tru... [Read More]
An Interview With Wiley Wiggins Of ‘Dazed & Confused’ Fame
Twenty years ago, Wiley Wiggins starred in the cult classic film Dazed and Confused with an amazing all star cast, but decided to take a different career path in the [...]Author informationJohn Michael SimkoContributing EditorJohn Michael Simko is a pop culture enthusiast born in the wrong decade. E... [Read More]
Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey star in Richard Linklater's 'Bernie'
Inspired by a true story, the film stars Jack Black as the title character, an amiable funeral director who kills a rich widow (Shirley MacLaine) and creates a ruse that she's still alive. Matthew McConaughey also stars in a film that's directed by Richard Linklater. He directed Black in School of Rock and McConaughey in Dazed and Confused. [Read More]