Directed by Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky.
Starring Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, Vanessa Bayer and J.B. Smoove.
Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.
Mere weeks after he stole the show in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jack Black emerges with another reminder of how shrewd directors can funnel his larger-than-life presence into a truly memorable performance, this time from the polar opposite end of the filmmaking spectrum.
The Polka King, based on the scarcely believable true story of Polish-American polka magnate Jan Lewan (Black), follows Lewan’s rise from lowly pizza delivery guy to polka superstar and apparent entrepreneur in his own right, even meeting a wife (Jenny Slate) along the way. Sure, he operated a Ponzi scheme in order to amass his fortune, fleecing the elderly