If you’ve been waiting for a movie about this: “Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail,” good news, The Polka King is that movie, and Jack Black is that polka king. It’s coming to Netflix early next year, and it’s got a pretty good polkaking cast, too, including Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, J.B. Smoove, and more.
The trailer for The Polka King makes it seem like a slightly American Hustle-influenced story about the rise and fall of a lovable con artist. Sure enough, Netflix describes it as an “exuberant tragicomedy” based on the true story of Jan Lewan, who became a local Pennsylvania legend while simultaneously getting deeper and deeper into a massive Ponzi scheme.
You can watch the trailer for The Polka King below. And watch for it to hit Netflix on January 12th, 2018.