Jack Black Runs a Polka Scam in Netflix’s The Polka King Trailer

Jack Black unleashes the greatest scandal in polka history in the first trailer for Netflix’s The Polka King. The comedy also stars Jenny Slate, Vanessa Bayer, Jason Schwartzman, J.B. Smoove, and Oscar nominee Jackie Weaver. The movie first premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Black plays Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan, who hatches a scheme to get rich that finally lands him in hot water with his fans and the cops. The true story of Jan Lewan – yes, there was a real Pennsylvania Polka King – was told in the documentary The Man Who Would Be Polka King. The real Jan Lewan, a Polish immigrant whose polka fame allowed him to hobnob with the likes of Donald Trump and Vanilla Ice, finally went to prison and nearly died at the hand of a fellow inmate. Perhaps the movie goes into some dark territory too, but there’s nary a whiff of ...

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