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'Cocaine Bear' Director Elizabeth Banks Is Open to 'Cocaine Shark' Under Two Conditions

'Cocaine Bear' Director Elizabeth Banks Is Open to 'Cocaine Shark' Under Two Conditions

Elizabeth Banks is ready for another installment after Cocaine Bear.

The 49-year-old actor and director’s upcoming film Cocaine Bear will be released on February 23, which is inspired by the true story of an American black bear that ingested a duffel bag full of cocaine in 1985.

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Keri Russell, Margo Martindale, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and the late Ray Liotta star in the thriller.

When New Zealand police reported they recovered more than three tons of cocaine floating in the Pacific Ocean earlier this month, social media users began posting about “cocaine shark” and a follow-up movie.

“I’ve seen that. If there’s a great story, then sure,” Elizabeth told People. “Jaws with cocaine, I don’t see how that loses.”

“I would seriously consider anything with a script as good as the script was for Cocaine Bear,” Elizabeth elaborated to EW. “It’s got to have just some great elements.”

“I would never want to be compared to Jaws, that’s a classic that I don’t ever want to be compared to,” she clarified about the movie comparisons. “So if it were differentiated enough, then anything’s possible.”

In a recent interview, Elizabeth shared about her experience with drugs, the lackluster response to her Charlie’s Angels reboot and more.

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