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Cocaine Bear (2023)

Opens on February 24

Director: Elizabeth Banks Run Time: 95 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Keri Russell, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ray Liotta

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild thriller finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500- pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow … and blood.

About the filmmaker:

Elizabeth Banks is an American actress and filmmaker. She is familiar to many as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015) and Gail Abernathy-McKadden in the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017). Banks made her directorial film debut with Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), setting a record for the highest opening weekend gross for a first-time director. She also directed, wrote, produced, and starred in the action comedy film Charlie’s Angels (2019). Her many additional acting credits include Emmy-nominated recurring roles in the television series 30 Rock (2006-2013) and Modern Family (2009-2020). Banks founded the film and television production company Brownstone Productions in October 2002, with her husband Max Handelman. Cocaine Bear (2023) is her third feature film.

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