The first trailer for Elizabeth Banks’ (Pitch Perfect 2) horror comedy has arrived, and Cocaine Bear is a movie that does what it says on the tin. Based on the true story of a bear that went on a rampage after getting stuck into a plane load of drug runners’ cocaine. That’s all the information you need before deciding if this movie is for you; I was on board as soon as I heard the title.
Leaning into the comedy as much as the grizzly attacks, this is one based on a true story film that isn’t gunning for Academy Awards; they’re going for gasps, gasps I say! Nobody could accuse Elizabeth Banks of making safe choices for her directorial work; after Pitch Perfect 2, she made Charlie’s Angels, attached to a new take on the Invisible Woman, and now Cocaine Bear. Featuring one of the final performances from the legendary Ray Liotta, Cocaine Bear looks like a great Friday Night movie.
Starring Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery-Jennings, Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, Margo Martindale, Matthew Rhys, Cocaine Bear will be stalking cinemas from February 24, 2023, check out the trailer below.
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.