THE NEW American comedy horror survival film is loosely based on real-life events that previously occurred in the United States.
However, Cocaine Bear was filmed miles away from the place it happened.
Screenshot from the Cocaine Bear movie
Where was Cocaine Bear filmed?
In December 1985, a 175-pound American black bear reportedly died after ingesting a duffel bag full of cocaine in the mountains of Fannin County, Georgia.
The bag full of cocaine was reportedly dropped out of an airplane by a former narcotics officer because the plane was heavy.
However, film director Elizabeth Banks and her crew decided to shoot the majority of the movie in Ireland.
Most of the movie was shot in County Wicklow, a grassy and mountainous region in Ireland which has scenic views.
When was Cocaine Bear released?
Cocaine Bear was released in cinemas on February 23, 2023.
The running time for the movie is one hour and 35 minutes.
The cast includes Jesse Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family, and Matthew Rhys from Brothers & Sisters.
The film also stars the late Ray Liotta in one of his final performances before he sadly passed away.
Keri Russell and O’Shea Jackson Jr. also star in the movie.
Promotional image for the cover picture of Cocaine BearUniversal Pictures
What is Cocaine Bear about?
Cocaine Bear is about an American black bear that goes on a killing spree in a small Georgia town after coming across a duffel bag full of cocaine and swallowing the lot.
In the trailer for the film, the coke-crazed bear knocks down a door, trapping its would-be victim beneath, slides dementedly along on its back, reaches the tree where Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson is hiding and sprints up it as if it were horizontal and also manages to outrun a speeding ambulance.
Amid the carnage, it only stops to watch a passing butterfly.