After months of watching films centred around heavy tragedies and tear-inducing melodramas, we need a palate cleanser, and if there is one film to do so, it is >Cocaine Bear. If the title does not give it away, Cocaine Bear is based on the (shockingly) true story of a bear who ingests cocaine after a plane crashes in a Georgia forest and proceeds to go on a violent rampage. In other words, cinema is back!
Directed by Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2, Charlie’s Angels (2019)), written by Jimmy Warden (The Babysitter: Killer Queen), and produced by Oscar-winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Mitchells vs. The Machines), the cast is rounded out by Keri Russell (The Americans), Margo Martindale (August: Osage County), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Kahyun Kim (American Gods), Christian Convery (Sweet Tooth), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) and Scott Seiss.
Cocaine Bear hits theatres on February 24, but That Shelf and Universal Pictures want to send some fans to see an advanced screening on Wednesday, February 22, in either Toronto or Montreal! Check out the trailer below and then scroll down to find out how to enter!
To enter for your chance to win our Cocaine Bear contest:
- Follow That Shelf on Instagram;
- Like our Cocaine Bear post on Instagram;
- Tell us your favourite film based on a true story;
- Tell us which city’s screening you want to attend; and,
- Tag a friend.
One entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Contestants must be residents of Canada. No purchase necessary. Winners will be notified via direct message on February 16. The contest closes at 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, February 15. Winners are responsible for redeeming passes for the screening by 12pm on Monday, February 20 in order to attend.
Cocaine Bear opens in theatres on February 24.