Chris Miller, one of the producers on the Elizabeth Banks-directed film Cocaine Bear, has shared a first look at the film’s logo. The film’s title alone is sure to grab the attention of any film fan, and it seems that the logo keeps with that theme of craziness. The film will be produced by Miller and Phil Lord. The two are best known for directing and working on films such as 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Banks has directed films including Pitch Perfect 2 and the reboot of Charlie’s Angels. Lord and Miller are known for bringing a different and exciting type of comedy to their films, so it will be exciting to see what they bring to the talent of Elizabeth Banks’ directing.
Details about Cocaine Bear‘s plot are minimal right now, but it’s being described as a character-driven thriller. It’s inspired by the true events that transpired in Kentucky in 1985 when a former air force officer turned drug smuggler, Andrew Carter Thornton, died while attempting to parachute with a massive amount of cocaine. A bear happened to find the cocaine and died of an overdose from attempting to eat 75 pounds of cocaine. The bear is now stuffed and can be seen at the Kentucky Fun Mall, where he has been named “Pablo Escobear.” Cocaine Bear has a stacked cast, including Keri Russell, Ray Liotta, Margo Martindale, O’Shea Jackson, Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Brooklynn Prince. The story sounds unreal, which is why it will definitely make for an interesting film.
Now, a first look of the Cocaine Bear‘s logo has been revealed. Besides some casting news, this is the most information we have gotten about the film. Along with the logo, Chris Miller has also revealed that filming has begun on the film. You can check out the logo in Miller’s tweet down below:
Details about the plot of the film are still slim at this point. It could follow the story of Andrew Carter Thornton and the crazy journey leading up to his death, which seems to be the most likely option. This narrative could lead to the bear eventually finding the cocaine left behind by Thornton. Alternatively, if the film wanted to get as crazy as the logo, it could be from the perspective of the bear and show what happened to it, but that does not seem as likely. Either way, the film is going to be a crazy story.
While details are minimal right now, it is nice to know that there is information coming. Since filming has begun for Cocaine Bear, there is a possibility that there could be set photos that release, or some official images. Regardless, the film shows promise given the talent in front of and behind the camera. Until then, film fans will have to wait until Cocaine Bear hits theaters sometime in 2022.
Source: Chris Miller