It’s not as easy as it used to be to get a movie made. But that hasn’t slowed writer-director Richard Linklater, whose latest film, “Bernie,” opened in limited release April 27 to strong box office.
“I have three or four balls in the air right now – and I’m usually writing two or three scripts all the time,” Linklater, a still-boyish 51, says, sitting in a Manhattan hotel. “I have a huge backlog of projects – probably eight or nine that are viable. I used to be able to dig in my heels about what I wanted to do next. Now, it’s about whichever of the three or four projects I have ready to go can get financing.” (More…)