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Elizabeth Banks Will Direct Movie About True Story Involving A Bear Eating 30kg Of Cocaine

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Elizabeth Banks Will Direct Movie About True Story Involving A Bear Eating 30kg Of Cocaine

There are so many real-life stories out there that are deserving of their own Hollywood twist.

Whether it's the big screen or the small screen, there is a seemingly endless list of potential ideas that script writers will be pumping out.

But one has recently been given the green light and it sounds absolutely outrageous.

Elizabeth Banks will direct Cocaine Bear, which essentially does what it says on the tin.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The flick will be based around the true story from 1985 about how a huge bear managed to eat 30 kilograms of cocaine.

According to AV, the tale is based off a small story from the New York Times that detailed how drug smuggler Andrew Thornton jumped out of a plane.

He was carrying too much on his person when he leapt from the aircraft and, despite having a parachute, fell to his death.

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The thing that was causing him to be overweight was...you guessed it: a massive duffel bag of cocaine.

When a bear stumbled across Thornton's dead body, it also tucked into the illegal substance and consumed the whole lot.

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Credit: Change.org

If you know what a one gram baggie of coke can do to a human, imagine what a 30kg quantity of the white stuff it did to a massive bear.

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The bear suffered cerebral haemorrhaging, respiratory failure, hyperthermia, renal failure, heart failure, stroke and more medical issues as a result of the coke.

Sadly, it seems like the amount of cocaine was too much for Pablo Escobear and he died from an apparent drug overdose.

Not much else is known about the film, but ever since the news broke on social media, people have been going wild for the idea.

One person wrote: "That's the greatest pitch I've heard for anything EVER! How was this not already made with 20 sequels!? 'COCAINE BEAR RETURNS!' COCAINE BEAR TAKES MANHATTAN!'"

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The movie is being helmed by Universal Pictures and will be produced by Lord Miller.

The real-life cocaine bear was stuffed by authorities after it was discovered and an autopsy was completed. It's now on display at a museum in Kentucky.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

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