Ireland has become an increasingly popular filming destination for Hollywood productions in recent times, with quite a few movies being filmed in this country down through the years.
The Star Wars and Harry Potter franchises have filmed scenes here, with a number of high profile television shows such as Game of Thrones and Vikings have also been regulars in the country.
While there have been no shortage of productions here, this is certainly one of the most bizarre.
Cocaine Bear trailer released
Cocaine Bear is set to be released in February of next year, with a trailer dropped for the movie over the last couple of years.
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, it was filmed in the Wicklow Mountains in the latter half of 2021.
As the title suggests, the movie centres around a bear who has ingested a large amount of cocaine that dropped from a plane flying overhead. The animal goes on to embark on a murderous rampage, although the move seems to have more than a slight comedy element to it.
It has an impressive ensemble cast that features the likes of Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Jesse Tyler (Modern Family), Keri Russell (The Americans), O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Isiah Whitlock Jr (The Wire), and Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones).
This is the last film that will feature Ray Liotta, with the actor passing away earlier this year.
You can watch the trailer for it below.
I'm the bear who ate cocaine. This is my story. pic.twitter.com/txBSiUl5hL
— Cocaine Bear (@cocainebear) November 30, 2022
The movie was filmed largely in the Wicklow Mountains, with Barnislingan Woods, Powerscourt, and Avoca all locations used in the film.
Remarkably, it is actually inspired by true events.
Back in 1985, a 175-pound black bear overdoes on cocaine in Georgia after coming across a shipment of the drug that had been dropped out of a passing plane. Its body was discovered three months later next to 40 plastic containers full of the narcotic. However, there was no murderous rampage on that occasion.
It will certainly be interesting to see this once it is released.