The acting in Cocaine Bear is brilliant
A bear in Kentucky, of all places, discovered some cocaine in 1985 and ingested it. Chaos followed, and we’re still surprised, 37 years later, that this is the first adaptation of such a well-known narrative.
Cocaine Bear, directed by Elizabeth Banks, seems like a horror/comedy in the vein of films like Piranha 3D. Unlike before, though, this time around, the acting is excellent. Sadly, it also features Ray Liotta in his final film role.
The release date for Cocaine Bear is set for February 24. Since Universal Pictures produced it, there’s a reasonable probability that it will appear on Peacock (among the better streaming services) about 1.5-2 months after its theatrical debut.
Using a Stefon quote, the Cocaine Bear trailer proves that this film has everything. There was a bear in the woods, and it had gotten into a brick of cocaine. With the boost in strength from the brick, this bear can scale trees.
The scene in which the bear scales a tree in pursuit of a character who thinks he is secure is our favourite part of the trailer. Apex predator, high on cocaine, it’s out of its mind,” Isiah Whitlock Jr.’s character says at the end of the clip.
Staff and actors of Cocaine Bear
The cast of Cocaine Bear is what sets it apart from previous movies about wild and insane animals. Starring Keri Russell, Colette Matthews is a concerned mother searching for her missing kid in the woods. Alden Ehrenreich is just out there being odd in Solo, while Ray Liotta and O’Shea Jackson Jr. play drug traffickers.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Margo Martindale (Justified), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), and Isiah Whitlock Jr. round out the remainder of the announced cast (The Wire). That’s correct; they were able to acquire Clay Davis. We’re crossing our fingers that he uses his infamous cuss word from the HBO show, “sh*t,” to elongate the I as much as possible.