Inspired by true events, the first trailer for Universal Pictures’ dark comedy, Cocaine Bear has roared its way online.
A plane crash, missing cocaine, and a black bear that ate it. You’d be mistaken for thinking this is the opening line to a bad joke. It isn’t. It is, in fact, a true story, one that will be brought to the world next February 24th when the dark comedy Cocaine Bear hits theaters. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the movie features Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Alden Ehrenreich, and the late Ray Liotta. The first trailer for the film has been premiered online. Let’s see what we can expect from this incredibly strange but very real story. Be advised, the trailer contains strong language and scenes that may upset or offend:
Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500- pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow … and blood.
Cocaine Bear stars Keri Russell (The Americans), O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Christian Convery-Jennings (Sweet Tooth), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (BlacKkKlansman), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Hannah Hoekstra (2019’s Charlie’s Angels) and Aaron Holliday (Sharp Objects), with Emmy winner Margo Martindale (The Americans) and Emmy winner Ray Liotta (The Many Saints of Newark).
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Directed by Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s Angels, Pitch Perfect 2) from a screenplay by Jimmy Warden (The Babysitter: Killer Queen), Cocaine Bear is produced by Oscar® winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, The Mitchells vs. The Machines) for Lord Miller, Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect franchise) and Max Handelman (Pitch Perfect franchise) for Brownstone Productions, Brian Duffield (Spontaneous) for Jurassic Party Productions and Aditya Sood (The Martian) for Lord Miller. The film is executive produced by Robin Mulcahy Fisichella, Alison Small, and Nikki Baida.
Cocaine Bear will be bearing its drug-fuelled claws when it opens in theaters on February 24th.
Are you interested in the film? Can you believe it is a true story? Do you think the film will be a good one? Sniff out the comments section to leave us your thoughts!
Source: Universal Pictures
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