Jack Black Signs On To Star And Produce “The Man Who Would Be Polka King”

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"Goosebumps" New York Premiere

is set to take on the world of polka in THE MAN WHO WOULD BE POLKA KING. Black will produce and star in the feature based on the documentary by Joshua Brown and John Mikulak.

The movie will tell the true story of Jan Lewan, who rose to fame in Pennsylvania as a polka star and then came crumbling down after a Ponzi scheme. and Wally Wolodarsky have signed on to write and direct, while at Permut Presenations will produce with Priyanka Matoo at . and will also produce. Permut’s VP and Matoo have signed on as exec producers. and Shivhans Pictures will finance. Production is slated to start this summer.

Black recently reprised his role in the successful animated franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3. He also found box success in the adaptation of the family-friendly horror book series, Goosebumps.

He is repped by .

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