Cocaine Bear: Poster unveiled for Elizabeth Banks’ thriller about the bear’s cocaine-fueled killing spree
Universal Pictures returns director Elizabeth Banks’ “character-driven thriller.” cocaine bear a theatrical release February 24, 2023, and today the studio unveiled a poster for the film. A poster featuring the titular cocaine bear himself! You can check it out at the end of this article.
cocaine bear Based on true events that took place in Kentucky in 1985. As our own Kevin Fraser reported last year, the true story goes like this: “In 1985, convicted drug smuggler Andrew Thornton was on a smuggling tour of Columbia and discarded several packages of cocaine before stepping off the plane himself. Unfortunately, he hit his head on the tail of the plane and free-falled to the ground, where he was found dead in a driveway. A few months later, a 175-pound black bear was found dead after ingesting about $15 million worth of cocaine dropped by Thornton. “His stomach was literally stuffed to the brim with cocaine,” said the coroner who performed the bear’s autopsy. “There isn’t a mammal on the planet that could survive that. Cerebral hemorrhage, respiratory failure, hyperthermia, kidney failure, heart failure, stroke. You name it, this bear had it.”
screenplay by Jimmy Warden, cocaine bear‘s take on the concept finds a strange group of cops, criminals, tourists and teenagers who meet in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound top predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and is on a rampage with coke for more punch… and blood.
The film stars Keri Russell (antler), Margo Martindale (The American), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Direct from Compton), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (modern family), Kristofer Hivju (game of Thrones), Kahyun Kim (American gods), Christian Convery (sweet tooth), Brooklyn Prince (The Florida Project) and newcomer Scott Seiss.
cocaine bear was produced by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Aditya Sood of Lord Miller, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions and Brian Duffield. Robin Fisichella and Nikki Baida serve as executive producers.
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Here is the poster:
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