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The Bonkers Trailer For The 'Cocaine Bear' Movie Just Dropped—And Fans Are Totally Digging It

The movie, which is based on a true story, is set to hit theaters on February 23.

screenshots from "Cocaine Bear" trailer
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The original premise of the movie barely qualifies as a plot: there once was a bear that ate 70lbs of cocaine fallen from a failed drug drop plane, had the best-slash-most-violent 15 minutes of his life, and then died. Not immediately a story to entirely base a move upon, but that is what has happened.

Cocaine Bear comes out in February, and stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the late Ray Liotta

The trailer for the movie Cocaine Bear dropped recently, and it’s positively wild.

The synopsis really doesn’t prepare you for the trailer, but let’s start there.

“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.”

Now, roll tape.

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Cocaine Bear—the actual bear, not the movie of the same name—has become a bit of a cult sensation recently, despite the incident in question happening in 1985. He’s beloved; he’s feared; his taxidermy-ed corpse can be visited in Lexington, Kentucky.

With a premise this wacky and a trailer that leans into the chaos, the reactions have come in as fast as a charging bear.

People noticed Universal is making what the people want.

One can consider the cinematic quality.

The obvious pun was made by many people.

It looks like the bear mostly attacks people in the movie, but what if he did something else people do on cocaine?

Better make sure you know what movie you’re going to see.

There were other animal ideas.



Someone had an important realization about possible tie-ins to the movie about a bear that eats cocaine.

Let’s end on a poetic note, shall we?

Cocaine Bear will be in theaters starting February 23, 2023.