'Cocaine Bear' Trailer Just Dropped and It's Ferociously Wild
The breakout movie star of 2023 might just be a black bear on coke.
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Will 2023's biggest movie star be a black bear on cocaine? By the looks of it, maybe. Universal released the trailer for Cocaine Bear on Wednesday, and the movie looks chaotic, star-studded and fun. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the flick is inspired by a true story that took place in the '80s. The bizarre thriller is set to hit theaters on Feb. 24, 2023.
Like other movies named after their beastly subjects (Snakes on a Plane, The Birds), the content here is fairly self-evident: It's a bear on coke. When a 500-pound black bear inadvertently consumes cocaine that fell from a helicopter, the beast embarks on a quest to kill anyone in sight and becomes addicted to the substance. The trailer is chaotic and exhilarating with hints of humor and absurdity -- it's a bear on cocaine, after all.
In 1985, Andrew Thornton, a convicted drug smuggler and narcotics officer, dumped a duffel bag full of cocaine out of an airplane as he flew over Georgia, according to Variety. A 175-pound bear got ahold of it, and though the creature didn't become deadly after consuming it, the bear did end up overdosing and dying.