The trailer for “Cocaine Bear” looks as crazy as the title suggests.
The film, directed by Elizabeth Banks, is about a bear who… well.. ingests a crazy amount of cocaine and goes on a drug-induced rampage.
It happens when millions of dollars’ worth of drugs are thrown from an airplane over Knoxville, Tennessee.
It leads to a mad dash of several people trying to recover the powder while also dodging the strung-out bear who’s out for blood and more nose candy.
So far, the best line of the trailer is “The bear! “It f–kin’ did cocaine. A bear did cocaine!”
The scary thing is… the events are “very loosely” based on a true story.
In 1985 a smuggler dropped roughly 88 pounds of cocaine from an airplane over Blue Ridge, GA.
Investigators later discovered the body of a large black bear near several torn-up packages of the drugs. It’s believed he ingested several million dollars’ worth and overdosed.
The movie stars Keri Russell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Margo Martindale, and the late Ray Liotta.
It was one of the last films Liotta made before passing away in May 2022.
Cocaine bear is in theatres Feb. 24, 2023.
Check out the trailer below.
feature image from Cocaine bear via twitter/universal pictures