Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of the motherfuckin’ cocaine bear
Cocaine Bear is out, and it has a bear on cocaine. !!! It also has Pusha T’s remix of Grandmaster Melle Mel’s 1983 track “White Lines.” Getting a rapper associated with coke to remix a song about the drug for a movie about a bear on cocaine? Makes sense. The movie also has a married couple, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, as well as their Americans co-star Margo Martindale, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Alden Ehrenreich, Kristofer Hivju, Christian Convery, Brooklynn Prince, and Ray Liotta giving his final onscreen performance. The titular bear, inspired by a real-life bear, eats a bunch of cocaine after some coke dealers heave it from the sky, and goes on a rampage. “It’s a fun conversation piece inspired by this insane true event from 1985 and an opportunity to cut through a little noise,” director Elizabeth Banks told the New York Times in September. “The title alone! I was clear with Universal. I made them make sure that we could use the title in America. I was like, ‘I don’t want to direct this if you’re going to tell me it’s going to be called Bear in the Woods.’” Banks got her wish, and you’ll be able to say “Two tickets to Cocaine Bear, please,” at your local multiplex starting February 24.