Date: 31st July 2023
Elizabeth Banks is open to making a Cocaine Bear sequel.
In a conversation with Rolling Stone, the director and actress shared that she had a great time working on the film, which follows a 500-pound black bear after it consumes a significant amount of cocaine and embarks on a drug-fueled rampage in a Georgia forest.
"I mean, I had an absolutely great time working on the project," Banks explained. "I loved how subversive, crazy, silly, and funny it was. I loved surprising people with the cast. I don’t think anybody was expecting Margo Martindale, who’s 70 years old, to shoot that kid. We had a lot of fun, and if I got the opportunity to surprise the audience and delight myself again, I would take it."
"I've been very fortunate to work across a lot of genres and things that appeal to me," Banks said. "Cocaine Bear also came to me during the pandemic. We were all locked away, and I loved the sense of fun inside of it. It was what I wanted to see. And it had this message about mankind’s culpability in nature’s demise. It spoke to me on a lot of levels."
Banks also discussed her newest film The Beanie Bubble, which details the Beanie Baby phenomena that overcame America in the 1990s and early 2000s and takes an in-depth look at how the zeitgeist came to be.
She explained that she believes that The Beanie Bubble, its fellow AppleTV+ project Tetris and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, show that there seems to be a trend of projects coming out that hone in on nostalgia. People are creating films and TV shows now that look back at the things that were a big part of their formative years.
Source: Press Release