‘Cocaine Bear’: The True, Wild Story Behind The BuzzedAbout Film

'Cocaine Bear': The True, Wild Story Behind The BuzzedAbout Film

Elizabeth Banks attends an event in Los Angeles, California on November 19, 2022. He directed and produced the upcoming dark comedy-thriller Coke Bear. © Emma McIntyre/WireImage Elizabeth Banks She attended an event in Los Angeles, California on November 19, 2022. He is also directing the upcoming dark thriller comedy Coke Bear.

Cocaine Bear is an unlikely title for a movie, but the upcoming movie, directed by Elizabeth Banks, is actually based on a wild true story.

The film's creators released the film's poster on Monday, causing a stir on Twitter.

The black and white poster, which will be released on February 24, 2023, shows a huge roaring bear. A white, powdery substance forms a kind of halo around the animal. The film's title appears in large letters below the furry mammal, with the word "BEAR" in red.

The poster also states that the film is "based on real events".

" The Independent" A living animal called "cocaine bear" was discovered by Georgian researchers as early as 1985. His weight was 175 kg.

Unfortunately, at one point the bear was standing next to a bag filled with "more than 70 kilograms of cocaine".

The bag and at least nine other people were thrown from the plane by drug dealer Andrew Thornton II, who was born into a wealthy horse-breeding family in Kentucky. At one point in his life, Thornton was a drug officer and even a lawyer.

The attorney said the supply of cocaine to the smuggler that fateful day was estimated at $15 million.

According to The Independent , Thornton died after being thrown from the plane. He hit his head on the plane and failed to deploy his parachute, then crashed in the mountains of North Carolina about 60 miles away.

The man's body was found in a memorable way: dumped in the driveway of a Tennessee home. Wearing body armor and Gucci loafers, Thornton carried $4,500 in cash and several guns.

Authorities later found nine bags of cocaine made in Colombia. Another bag and a dead bear were found in a forest in northern Georgia.

"His stomach was literally full of cocaine, " a doctor said of the bear, according to The Independent. "No mammal on the planet could survive that."

The expert is said to have said: "Cerebral hemorrhage, respiratory failure, hyperthermia, kidney failure, heart failure, stroke. You name it, this bear got it.”

"Pablo Escobar".

The bear was later stuffed and named "Pablo Escobar" after the famous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Since the discovery of the cocaine bear, it has been seen in various places and has an unusual afterlife. It has been displayed at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Welcome Center, dropped off at a Nashville pawn shop, and purchased by country music great Waylon Jennings, to name a few.

The so-called Pablo Escobar is a big thing on social media these days. The embalmed body is now kept in a store at a mall in Lexington, Kentucky.

Ray Liotta in Cocaine Bear

Film legend Ray Liotta plays one of his final roles in Cocaine Bear . Liotta, who died earlier this year at the age of 67, described the film as "a little bit outstanding" and said he thought it would be "really good".

"Elizabeth Banks nailed it and was great to work with," Liotta told Newsweek last November. – Yes, it's strange.

Liotta continued: "I'm playing a guy with coke – imagine that. Just the title.

Newsweek has reached out to bank officials for further comment.

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