Keri Russell, Ray Liotta, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Join Elizabeth Banks’ COCAINE BEAR.

COCAINE BEAR

Elizabeth Banks is set to direct her next film project in Cocaine Bear, and we have some impressive talent being cast. Keri Russell, Ray Liotta, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have all signed up for roles in the film.

Jimmy Warden wrote the script, and the story is a character-driven thriller inspired by true events that took place in Kentucky in 1985. It should make for an interesting movie.

The story was discussed on the podcast My Favorite Murder, and it follows Andrew Thornton II, a Kentucky native, who became a major player in drug trafficking from Columbia. After making a drop in Georgia, he tried to jump from his plane, and his parachute didn’t deploy. He fell to his death and lost a package of $15 million worth of cocaine. Three months later, a black bear was found in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest, dead from a cocaine overdose, after having found and consumed much of the package.

Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Aditya Sood are producing the film, and production is set to begin on August 23 in Ireland.

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