Cocaine Bear trailer: Smokey is out for blow and blood in Elizabeth Banks’ crazy new action comedy

Have a seat, Pooh and Smokey. There’s a new bear in the woods, and they’re not interested in foraging for honey or preventing forest fires. This bear only wants one thing, that sweet nose candy. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the gift of Elizabeth Banks‘ Cocaine Bear trailer. Your Wednesday is forever changed. You’re welcome.

Per NBCUniversal‘s official press release:

Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy 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.

Cocaine Bear trailer, Elzabeth Banks, Kerri Russel
Cocaine Bear trailer, Elzabeth Banks, Kerri Russel, NBCUniversal
Cocaine Bear trailer, Elzabeth Banks, Kerri Russel, NBCUniversal

Cocaine Bear stars Keri Russell (The Americans), O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Christian Convery-Jennings (Sweet Tooth), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (BlacKkKlansman), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Hannah Hoekstra (2019’s Charlie’s Angels) and Aaron Holliday (Sharp Objects), with Emmy winner Margo Martindale (The Americans) and Emmy winner Ray Liotta (The Many Saints of Newark).

Directed by Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s AngelsPitch Perfect 2) from a screenplay by Jimmy Warden (The Babysitter: Killer Queen), today’s Cocaine Bear trailer speaks to me in ways other movies cannot. I’d like to think I have a twisted sense of humor, and this footage from Banks’ upcoming comedy about nature partying too hard is making my little black heart grow in size. Cocaine Bear looks like a bloody good time with plenty of action, laughs, and outrageous exploits of nature gone wrong. While I would never want to meet a cocaine-sniffing bear in real life, I’ll watch the hell out of a movie featuring Yogi’s cousin on a Tony Montana-style bender.

Do I think Banks’ Cocaine Bear trailer will put asses in theater seats? Does a bear do cocaine in the woods?

Source: NBCUniversal

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.