It’s a case of it does what it says on the tin with the first-look poster for Elizabeth Banks’ inspired by true events thriller Cocaine Bear.
Said “true events” focus on a 1985 incident featuring the titular bear, who was found dead in Kentucky after eating roughly $15 million worth of coke from a duffle bag dropped from a drug smuggler’s airplane. That smuggler was part of one of the elite Kentucky horse-breeding families and fell to his death when he bailed out of the plane.
With Phil Lord and Chris Miller on producer duties Cocaine Bear was originally earmarked as a comedy, but is now being unleashed as a thriller in which a ensemble comprising of Keri Russell (The Americans), Margo Martindale (The Watcher), the late Ray Liotta (Marriage Story), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ingrid Goes West), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Kahyun Kim (Bad Match), Christian Convery (Sweet Tooth), and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), get caught up in the coked-up bears murderous rampage.
Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s Angels) directs from a script written by The Babysitter‘s Jimmy Warden.
Cocaine Bear comes out of winter hibernation to be released exclusively in cinemas on February 24th, 2022.