VIDEO: An Apex Predator Goes on a Narcotics-Fueled Killing Spree in ‘Cocaine Bear’ Trailer

Keri Russell, O'Shea Jackson Jr., and Ray Liotta star in Elizabeth Banks’ upcoming black comedy

December 2, 2022

A 500-pound apex predator goes on a murderous rampage after eating a couple of bricks of blow in the grizzly trailer for “Cocaine Bear,” storming its way into theaters in February.

Loosely based on a decades-old true story involving drug running, a plane crash, millions of dollars in missing narcotics, and the bear who ate them, the Elizabeth Banks-directed black (bear) comedy stars Keri Russell, Margo Martindale, Isiah Whitlock Jr., O’Shea Jackson Jr., and late Stern Show guest Ray Liotta.

“A lot of cocaine was lost, and I need you to go and get it,” Liotta tells his henchmen in the film’s blood-drenched trailer (above) brimming with everything from severed limbs and cursing children to a doped-up bear climbing trees, chasing ambulances, and marveling at the sight of a passing butterfly.

Written by Jimmy Warden and produced by Banks alongside Oscar winners Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the film also features Brooklynn Prince, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Solo: A Star Wars Story’s” Alden Ehrenreich, and “Game of Thrones” actor Kristofer Hivju. “Cocaine Bear” is one of several posthumous projects in the works for Liotta, who passed away in May at the age of 67. As Stern Show fans will remember, Howard and co-host Robin Quivers paid tribute to the late “Goodfellas” star shortly after his death. Look back at their touching remembrance (below).

“Cocaine Bear” opens Feb. 24 in theaters.

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