You might think you know what “Cocaine Bear” means just by looking at the words. But you won’t really understand what these words mean until you see them through the eyes of director Elizabeth Banks.
Cocaine Bear is the name of a dark comedy that will be in theatres on February 24. It was made by the director of Pitch Perfect 2. It is about a bear that does cocaine. More specifically, it is based on the true story of a real bear that ate a lot of drugs after finding the remains of a drug runner’s plane crash. But what would happen if a bear took those drugs?
Couldn’t they just put it down? Was the bear going to get mad? Would it start to talk and run after ambulances while flying slowly through the air? Who should say? Find out for yourself in the trailer for Cocaine Bear, which is so crazy it will blow your mind.
Now, you might not be surprised to learn that even though Banks is directing this movie, it was made by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the crazy geniuses behind The Lego Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and a lot more. That could also be why Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Han Solo, screams so loudly about cocaine in one scene.
Don’t forget that Lord and Miller chose this actor to play Han when they were going to direct Solo.
Besides that, this movie has a great cast. Keri Russell is the main star, but there are also O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Margo Martindale, the late great Ray Liotta, and even some famous kids like Sweet Tooth, Christian Convery-Jennings, and Brooklynn Prince.
The script was written by Jimmy Warden. Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Aditya Sood are the producers for Lord Miller. For Brownstone Productions, Banks, Brian Duffield, and Max Handelman are the producers. Executive producers are also Robin Fisichella and Nikki Baida. In late 2021, the movie was shot in Ireland.
All the stars are out to see what happens when Hollywood turns a story about a bear doing cocaine into a crazy, adrenaline-filled roller coaster ride. The movie comes out on February 24.