While the everyday bettor might be keen to witness the likes of Denis Villeneuve Dunes: Part IIby Martin Scorsese The Moonflower Slayersby Christopher Nolan Oppenheimerand whatever Marvel has planned for next year, you’ll find the true connoisseurs lining up in theaters for cocaine bear come 2023.
This cinematic stage is inspired by the hilarious true story of a circa 1985 drug dealer’s plane crash that resulted in an unholy amount of cocaine missing from the stomach of an American black bear.
The bear, of course, would eventually collapse after ingesting more than 40 plastic containers of Colombian walking powder, but for a brief moment before his ticker let go dramatically, said bear was – no doubt – the most dangerous peak. predator roaming freely on Earth. Fun Fact: Anyone who ends up at the Kentucky Fun Mall can check out the taxidermied remains.
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In the upcoming Elizabeth Banks-directed film, we’ll follow a bizarre group of cops, criminals, tourists and teenagers converging on a Georgian forest where the yelped 500-pound beast goes wild on coke for more hit (and some blood). Take. My. Bloody. Silver.
cocaine bear stars Keri Russell as Colette Matthews, O’Shea Jackson Jr as Howard, the late great Ray Liotta as Dentwood, Alden Ehrenreich as Marty, alongside Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kristofer Hivju, Margo Martindale, Christian Convery, Brooklyn Prince, Scott Seiss, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Shane Connellan and Kahyun Kim.
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The screenplay was written by Jimmy Warden, who you may know from The babysitter: Killer Queen. Phil Lord and Chris Miller of 21 jump street fame has produced alongside Aditya Sood for their company Lord Miller, in addition to Banks and Max Handelman for Brownstone Productions, Brian Duffield, Robin Fisichella, as well as Nikki Baida.
At this stage, cocaine bear is slated for a February 24, 2023 release date (keep an eye here for the trailer, updates, and more).