Netflix just released the first trailer for its Jack Black-starring comedy The Polka King, which it picked up in June at Sundance for high seven figures. The film is based on the the documentary film The Man Who Would Be Polka King from directors John Mikulak and Joshua Von Brown. The film version was directed by Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky who also scripted.
The film follows Lewan (Black), who developed a Ponzi-like scheme, taking hordes of cash from senior citizens. Jenny Slate plays Lewan’s wife, who yearns to become a local beauty queen again, with Lewan bribing judges to ensure that she wins. Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, J.B. Smoove and Vanessa Bayer co-star.
Polka King, directed and written by Forbes and Wolodarsky, is based on . The movie was produced by David Permut (Permut Presentations), Stuart Cornfeld (Red Hour Films), Shivani Rawat and Monica Levinson (ShivHans Pictures), Jack Black (Electric Dynamite) and Priyanka Mattoo.