Cocaine Bear: What Will Happen in This Season?
The thriller film, based on a true event, will be directed by Elizabeth Banks - here's what we know about the Cocaine Bear Release Date.
The film industry is no stranger to outlandish ideas and stories, and outré directors are accustomed to hurling ideas at the wall and seeing what sticks. Whether it’s The Batman’s Paul Dano playing the straight man to Daniel Radcliffe’s reanimated corpse-turned-life preserver (as in 2016’s Swiss Army Man) or Nicolas Cage desperately searching for his kidnapped pig (as in last year’s critically acclaimed Pig), out-of-the-round pitches can work just as well as tried and tested formulas, as long as they keep the audience engaged.
It will be interesting to see if Elizabeth Banks’ next film, Cocaine Bear, fulfills the bill. The film, which will be released by Universal early next year, is exactly what it sounds like: a story of a black bear getting hooked on cocaine in the wilderness. If you’re perplexed by the premise, you’re not alone! Here’s what we know so far.
When Will Cocaine Bear Be Released?
The Cocaine Bear will be released on February 24, 2023, according to Universal.
This pits the monster film up against The Marvels and Dungeons and Dragons. While the Marvel film will be released shortly before Cocaine Bear on February 17, Dungeons & Dragons will follow on March 31 in the United States.
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Despite the fact that the real-life event occurred in the United States, filming for Cocaine Bear took place in Wicklow, Ireland, between August and October 2021. The film has since entered post-production.
Cocaine Bear Plot
You’ve probably figured out what Cocaine Bear is about by now (a wild bear swallows a bag of cocaine and then goes on a rampage), but here’s the official synopsis:
“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.”
Who Will Play the Lead in Cocaine Bear?
The Cocaine Bear cast features an impressive mix of actors, but we’ll begin by honoring the late Ray Liotta. Cocaine Bear will be one of the final occasions we see the Goodfellas and Field of Dreams star on the big screen after his terrible death in 2022.
But he’s not the only famous celebrity in the film. 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), Brooklyn Prince (The Florida Project), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (BlackKklansman), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Hannah Hoekstra (Charlie’s Angels), Aaron Holliday (Sharp Objects) and Margo Martindale (The Americans) all-star in the film.
Is There a Cocaine Bear Trailer?
The trailer is the greatest way to really appreciate what Cocaine Bear has in store for you. So we’ll let that speak for itself down below.
Where to Watch Cocaine Bear?
Cocaine Bear will be the first film to hit theatres. Cocaine Bear, a Universal Pictures production, is currently unknown which internet platform it will finally take place on. Stay tuned to find out more!
Is Cocaine Bear Based on a True Story?
Reality is sometimes stranger than fiction, and in the case of “Cocaine Bear,” this is absolutely true. A 175-pound black bear gobbled the contents of a duffel bag containing more than 70 pounds of cocaine in 1985. (That’s almost $15 million in “blow.”)
Andrew Thornton, a Kentucky drug runner, dropped the drugs from an airplane. The cocaine smuggler, the son of a rich Kentucky horse breeding family, did not fare much better.
Thornton died when he bailed out of the plane, “struck his head on the tail of the aircraft,” and didn’t release his parachute until it was too late, according to a display at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation headquarters.
Cocaine Bear by Elizabeth Banks will be released on February 24, 2023. Based on the true account of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear who devoured it. Between August and October 2021, filming took conducted in Wicklow, Ireland. Cocaine Bear will be the first film to be released in theatres. It is yet uncertain which internet platform will host the event. In 1985, a 175-pound black bear devoured the contents of a duffel bag containing more than 70 pounds of cocaine.
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