Netflix Releases Trailer for Jack Black's The Polka King

Jack Black's next film, besides Jumanji, is a little different. The Polka King sees Black playing Jan Lewan, a Pennsylvania polka legend whose plan to get rich shocks his fans and ends up with him in prison.

Polka King
Titles: The Polka King People: Jack Black Photo by Seacia Pavao

It's based on the documentary film The Man who Would be Polka King from directors John Mikulak and Joshua Von Brown, which  showed how Lewan developed an Ponzi-like scheme that allowed him to take large sums of cash from senior citizens. Lewan's wife, played by Jenny Slate, desires to become a local beauty queen again to which Lewan begins to bribe judges to make it happen. Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, J.B. Smoove, and Vanessa Bayer co-star.

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.Mark Twain

The Polka King is directed and written by Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 22nd, 2017 and will be released on Netflix on January 12th, 2018.

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