Universal released the first trailer for the movie Cocaine Bear, and it’s a no-brainer. The film was inspired by the true 1985 story of a bear eating cocaine, but this seems to be a full-blown comedy.
The story follows police officers, criminals, tourists, and teenagers in the Georgia woods, who cross the street with a 500-pound bear who has taken a lot of cocaine and is now going into a rage. Here is the intro:
It stars Keri Russell (American), 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 (Florida Project), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (BlacKkKlansman), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Hannah Hoekstra (Charlie’s Angels) and Aaron Holliday (Sharp Objects).
The film also stars Margo Martindale and Ray Liotta in one of his last film roles before his death in May of this year. The film is directed by Elizabeth Banks and produced by Oscar-winning directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Cocaine Bear hits theaters on February 24, 2023.
The real story involves a smaller bear and less bloodshed. Based on The New York Times, a 175-pound black bear was found dead near the Tennessee-Georgia state line after apparently consuming more than 70 pounds of cocaine dropped from a plane by a local drug smuggler. In the movie, the bear is much larger and appears to be hunting not only more cocaine but also human flesh.
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