Work has started on Elizabeth Banks’ new film Cocaine bear and now we get our first look at his amazing logo thanks to a set photo shared by producer Christopher Miller. Miller took to social media on Friday, announcing the film’s first day of shooting, and shared a photo of the director’s clapperboard bearing the logo. Banks is directing the film while Miller is producing with Phil Lord. The film is currently slated for release in 2022 by Universal Pictures.
There isn’t a ton of details on Cocaine bear for now, but the film is inspired by the wild and real events that took place in 1985. Former Air Force officer turned drug trafficker Andrew Carter Thornton was on the run from Colombia when he was dropped from his plane with a sports bag. containing about 40 kilograms of cocaine, but died when he was caught in his parachute and ended up free falling to the ground. A 175-pound American black bear found the cocaine duffel bag, attempted to eat it, and died of an overdose. The bear was then taxidermized and is on display at the Kentucky Fun Mall where it was nicknamed “Pablo EskoBear”.
– Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) August 20, 2021
Cocaine bear is expected to star Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ray Liotta, Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Margo Martindale, Kristofer Hivju and Brooklynn Prince. Filming is currently underway in Ireland. In a recent interview with Fast business, Banks briefly mentioned Cocaine bear as fitting into all of the comedic elements she enjoys in the projects she undertakes, describing the story as “absurd at first sight”.
“I like the comic elements inside things. Perfect, it’s a musical. I did a big butt musical, but it’s really a sincere comedy business that just happens to be a romance between all of these women. When you understand this charlie’s angels does exactly the same. I talked about it about friendship, whether they’re in love with each other, “Banks said.”Cocaine bear, I mean, it’s absurd at first glance. There is a bear addicted to cocaine. My point is, tonally, I’m interested in the same vibe for the most part. I like to be what I quietly call revolutionary. I’m not here saying to myself ‘Look at me! I’m doing something no one has seen before! ‘ But at the end of the day, if you’re really careful, there’s a lot of little things in there that no one has seen before. “
Cocaine bear is currently set to hit theaters in 2022.