‘Cocaine Bear’ Will Be The Must-See Movie Of 2023
— 12 October 2022

‘Cocaine Bear’ Will Be The Must-See Movie Of 2023

— 12 October 2022
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

While the everyday punter might be keen to witness the likes of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part II, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, and whatever Marvel has lined up for next year, you’ll find the real connoisseurs out there lining up at theatres for Cocaine Bear come 2023.

This cinematic milestone is inspired by the hilariously true story of a drug runner’s plane crash circa 1985, which resulted in an ungodly amount of missing cocaine making its way into one American black bear’s stomach.

The bear, of course, would eventually conk out after ingesting over 40 plastic containers of Columbian marching powder, but for a brief moment before its ticker gave out in spectacular fashion, said bear was – without a single shred of doubt – the most dangerous apex predator freely roaming on Earth. Fun fact: anyone who finds themselves at the Kentucky Fun Mall can check out the taxidermized remains.

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In the forthcoming Elizabeth Banks-directed movie, we’ll follow an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists, and teens converging upon a Georgia forest where the yipped out 500-pound beast goes on a coke-fuelled rampage for more blow (and blood). Take. My. Bloody. Money.

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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Cocaine Bear Will Be The Must-See Movie Of 2023

The screenplay has been written by Jimmy Warden, who you may be familiar with through The Babysitter: Killer Queen. Phil Lord & Chris Miller of 21 Jump Street fame have produced alongside Aditya Sood for their company Lord Miller, in addition to Banks and Max Handelman for Brownstone Productions, Brian Duffield, Robin Fisichella, plus Nikki Baida.

At this stage, Cocaine Bear is scheduled for a February 24th of 2023 release date (keep an eye out here for the trailer, updates, and more).

Garry Lu
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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]

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