True Story Inspired Movie ‘Cocaine Bear’ Lets Out A Roar On New Poster

November 29, 2022

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What is scarier than an angry bear? One that’s pissed off and hopped up on A LOT of cocaine. The poster for Universal’s true story-inspired thriller Cocaine Bear lets out a roar ahead of the film’s 2023 release.

 

“The movie finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists, and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow … and blood.”

 

Keri Russell, Ray Liotta, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson star in the action-packed thriller written by Jimmy Warden (The Babysitter: Killer Queen).

 

Actress turned director Elizabeth Banks (“The Boys”) is behind the film based on the true event that took place in Kentucky in 1985. A botched drug smuggling attempt left many one-pound packages of cocaine scattered about the Chattahoochee National Forest. A bear consumed several of those packages. The bear, which has been named “Pablo Escobear” (named after the drug kingpin Pablo Escobar), died as a result. “Pablo Escobear” was taxidermied and now resides at the Kentucky Fun Mall (pictured below).

 

 

Cocaine Bear will hit theaters on February 24, 2023.

 

 

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