We glance absent from Twitter for one minute — one minute! — to make* dinner** final evening, and all of the sudden everybody’s speaking approximately some Cocaine Bear. Is it an animal on the unfastened in Los Feliz? An extended-forgotten Conan bit?
Even higher: It’s an upcoming thriller, based mostly on a real story, titled Cocaine Bear. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to provide Cocaine-Bear, and The Hollywood Reporter introduced that Elizabeth Banks will direct Cocaine-Bear. What true story is the film Cocaine Bear approximately?
Cocaine Bear is predicated on a 1985 incident in Kentucky when a 175-pound black bear ate over 70 kilos of cocaine that was stashed in a duffle bag. “The bear was later discovered useless of an obvious drug overdose,” in response to THR. Cocaine-Bear was beforehand set to be directed by the Prepared or Not group. No phrase but on who will probably be forged because the eponymous Cocaine Bear, but it surely’s gotta be Bart the Bear 2, proper? That man’s in every part.
Shut your eyes and movie your self in a movie show (whereas additionally studying this text). There’s a trailer enjoying on the display screen, a kind of old style ones the place it’s simply thrilling phrases and phrases flying on the display screen. Every phrase is extra thrilling than the final, and by the top of the imaginary trailer you’re virtually throwing your popcorn within the air in pleasure. As for the phrases flying on the display screen, right here you go:
Thrilling, proper? Right here’s the precise info, which you’ll be able to simply image as an everyday information article and never a grindhouse film trailer: Phil Lord and Chris Miller (administrators of The Lego Film and producers on Into The Spider-Verse) are producing a film referred to as Cocaine-Bear with Elizabeth Banks directing (she beforehand made Pitch Excellent 2 and… Charlie’s Angels).
This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says particular plot particulars haven’t been revealed, however the film is predicated on a real story approximately—what else?—a bear that did a bunch of cocaine.
Right here’s that story, which you’ll be able to image nevertheless you favor: In 1985, a drug smuggler named Andrew Thornton fell to his demise as a result of he jumped out of a aircraft whereas carrying “too heavy a loud whereas parachuting.”
That load was presumably medicine, as a result of earlier than his demise he dropped a bunch of cocaine out of a aircraft someplace over Georgia, and as you possibly can most likely guess from context clues, that cocaine was later discovered by a bear (particularly a 175-pound black bear).
The story stops being enjoyable after that time, as a result of bears aren’t imagined to eat baggage of cocaine, however that doesn’t imply Cocaine-Bear isn’t one hell of an idea for a film. These particulars come from a New York Instances story that’s (hilariously) one single paragraph lengthy, so it’ll be fascinating to what sort of film this finally ends up being, however all we have to know is that it has Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Elizabeth Banks, a bunch of cocaine, and a bear.