The first trailer for “Cocaine Bear” based on a true story from 1985 has just arrived and it’s as bat s**t insane as you could possible imagine…
Dave Chappelle obviously had it right — cocaine is a hell of a drug.
The new film “Cocaine Bear” from director Elizabeth Banks proves that with the based on a true story tale about a black bear that ingested copious amounts of the drug after it was dropped from a plane.
The real life story took place in September 1985 when convicted drug smuggler named Andrew Thornton dropped a duffel bag of cocaine from a plane over Georgia. A black bear discovered the fallen cocaine and overdosed on the drug before it was found three months later next to approximately 40 plastic containers of cocaine.
The fictionalized version of the event will now take place in the film, which stars 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), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (BlacKkKlansman), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Hannah Hoekstra (2019’s Charlie’s Angels) and Aaron Holliday (Sharp Objects), with with Emmy winner Margo Martindale (The Americans) and Emmy winner Ray Liotta in one of his final film roles prior to his death.
Here’s the synopsis for “Cocaine Bear,” which opens in theaters on February 24:
“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.”
This movie looks as bat shit crazy as you’d imagine — at least based on the first trailer — with a real “Lake Placid” vibe happening so far.
Check out the trailer and see if you’re willing to witness “Cocaine Bear” when it lands in theaters in February.