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Universal Pictures has released the official trailer for the forthcoming film, Cocaine Bear

The Elizabeth Banks-directed thriller, written by Jimmy Warden, is inspired by the true story of an American black bear that ingested a duffle bag full of cocaine in 1985.

The cocaine was dropped out of an airplane piloted by Andrew C. Thornton II, a former narcotics officer, and convicted drug smuggler.

Thornton threw the drugs out of the plane because his load was too heavy. 

He also jumped out of the plane with a faulty parachute and died. 

Andrew C. Thornton II’s body was found in a driveway in Knoxville, Tennessee

Nine duffle bags filled with coke were eventually recovered along the plane’s flight path. 

Cocaine Bear was found three months later in the woods south of the Tennessee-Georgia state line.

He was sprawled out next to the ripped-open 10th duffle bag.

The black bear had ingested all of the cocaine, about 76 pounds.

In the film, slated to be released on February 24, 2023, the black bear goes on a murderous rampage after unintentionally ingesting cocaine.

Watch the official trailer below.

The film was trending on Twitter after the poster was released and some people are shocked and others are excited about the movie.

Cocaine Bear stars Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, Margo Martindale, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and the late Ray Liotta in his final role. 

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