Elizabeth Banks is set to direct a new film based on true events titled, ‘Cocaine Bear’ (yes, that’s really the working name of the title, according to Rolling Stone.)
To summarize- a drug smuggler jumped out of his plane but died because his parachute didn’t deploy, and a 175-pound bear died of an overdose by attempting to eat 70 pounds of cocaine that fell from the plane into the woods.
Wow. Quite the wild story, huh?
^The bear is stuffed and on display at the Kentucky Fun Mall.
The potential for this film is tremendous, and I can’t help but theorize on how some classic Hollywood tropes could be used to enhance this story.
- Give the bear a fitting name for his habit- Chad? Brad? Xander? Trey?
- Give the bear a typical Hollywood-style ‘trip’ scene that’s nothing like the effects of the actual drug.
- Have the pilot say, “I’m just gonna send it.” as he jumps out of the airplane.
- Depict Appalachia as poor, desolate, and uneducated. (I know this depiction of Appalachia isn’t accurate, but you can’t deny that it’s exactly how they’ll do it.)
Well, I know I can’t wait for this movie to come out. The title alone is intriguing enough.
Featured Image Credit: Joe Rodriguez, Rolling Stone