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Jack Black Masterminds a Polka Ponzi Scheme in THE POLKA KING’s First Trailer

Jack Black Masterminds a Polka Ponzi Scheme in THE POLKA KING’s First Trailer

Next month, Jack Black is goin’ all polka on Netflix. And we’re not talking about a bold reinvention of his music career (although we did recently debut his new song, “Everybody Polka Polka”). Black is starring in The Polka King, an original film that is based upon the true story of  Jan Lewan, a polka musician who set up an elaborate Ponzi scheme that was simply too good to be true. In the first trailer for The Polka King, Black steps into the role of Lewan and enjoys the good life until his crimes catch up with him.

But nothing stops the polka.

A talented musician, the real Jan Lewan was called the “King of Pennsylvania Polka” in the ’90s. An equally talented con man, Lewan also created the very first “Polka Ponzi scheme.” The trailer for the film centers upon Lewan’s exposure as a fraud as he struggles to find a way to hang on to his money and stay out of jail. The trailer also shows off the film’s impressive co-stars, including Jenny Slate as Lewan’s wife, Marla, and Jason Schwartzman as his sidekick, Mickey.

The Polka King also co-stars Jacki Weaver, J.B. Smoove, and Willie Garson. The film was directed by Maya Forbes, and you can read our review from Sundance before it drops on Netflix starting on Friday, January 12, 2018.

What do you think about the first trailer for The Polka King? Let us know in the comment section below!

Images: Netflix

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