Cocaine Bear is a darkish action-comedy movie set in a small city in Georgia.
The synopsis reads: “After ingesting a duffel bag stuffed with cocaine, a 500 lb American black bear goes on a killing rampage in a small city of Georgia the place a bunch of locals and vacationers should be part of forces to outlive the assault.”
Directed and co-produced by Elizabeth Banks, Cocaine Bear options an ensemble solid that features Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery, Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, Margo Martindale, and Ray Liotta in one in all his last performances earlier than his dying in 2022.
Is Cocaine Bear based mostly on a real story?
In keeping with the official web site, Cocaine Bear is “impressed by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s airplane crash, lacking cocaine, and the black bear that ate it.”
Dubbed Pablo Eskobear (after “the king of cocaine” Pablo Escobar), the true life bear was a 150lb American black bear who was found on a hillside in Fannin County, Georgia subsequent to a duffel bag and 40 half-consumed packs of cocaine.
What occurred to Pablo Eskobear ?
Nicely, reasonably than heading out “on a coke-fueled rampage for extra blow and blood,” Pablo Eskobear overdosed on cocaine and was discovered lifeless on the scene.
In keeping with the Washington Submit, an post-mortem discovered the bear had round three to 4 grams of the drug in its blood stream. The narcotics investigators who made the invention imagine the medicine have been ditched months earlier by trafficker Andrew Carter Thornton II who had deliberate to return.
Nonetheless, Thornton died after falling out of a airplane in September 1985. He was found with a failed parachute on his again alongside 34 “football-sized” packs of cocaine.
Pablo Eskobear was apparently stuffed although and may now be seen on the Enjoyable Mall retail retailer in Kentucky. That retailer is lending it to its native cinema although, so viewers can meet the “100 per cent actual” bear and even purchase particular merch.
Cocaine Bear shall be launched in US and UK cinemas on February 24.