Twitter can't believe Cocaine Bear is a real movie coming out

Keri Russell in Cocaine Bear
Cocaine Bear is based on a bizarre true story. (Image credit: Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Cocaine Bear has left Twitter users in disbelief that its an actual movie coming out.

Yes, you heard that right — Cocaine Bear is an upcoming dark comedy that's based on a very wild true story.

Set to release in theaters on February 24 in the US, UK and most of the world, Cocaine Bear is basically about a wild bear that goes on a drug-fueled rampage after eating a bag of cocaine.

Believe it or not, Cocaine Bear is a crazy retelling of the 1985 incident where an American black bear consumed more than 70 pounds of cocaine after the drugs had been dropped by a drug smugglers plane in a forest in Georgia, United States.

In fact, the medical examiner who performed the bear's necropsy revealed to Ky For Ky the extreme damage the animal suffered after its binge.

O'Shea Jackson Jr., Aldren Ehrenreich, Hannah Hoekstra and Ray Liotta in Cocaine Bear

Cocaine Bear was Ray Liotta's last role before he passed away. (Image credit: Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

"Its stomach was literally packed to the brim with cocaine. There isn't a mammal on the planet that could survive that. Cerebral hemorrhaging, respiratory failure, hyperthermia, renal failure, heart failure, stroke. You name it, that bear had it."

Now the taxidermied bear is on display at Kentucky Fun Mall in Lexington, making it an unlikely tourist attraction.

This particularly strange incident has now received the Hollywood treatment, with actress and director Elizabeth Banks directing Cocaine Bear and a star-studded cast featuring in the bizarre movie.

The late Goodfellas and Field of Dreams star Ray Liotta is in the movie and after his tragic passing in 2022, Cocaine Bear will be one of the last times that we get to see him on the big screen.

Other big names starring in the movie are Keri Russell (The Americans), O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Christian Convery-Jennings (Sweet Tooth), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Brooklyn Prince (The Florida Project) and more.

Now, following the advertisement of the trailer during the AFC Championship, Twitter users can't get over the fact that Cocaine Bear is a real movie coming out and are baffled as to how it got made...

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Cocaine Bear will be released in theaters globally on February, 24 2023.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.

You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series and much-loved soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.