The latest movie to hit the big screen, “Cocaine Bear,” is based in part on a story from the North Georgia mountains in 1985. The movie follows the story of a bear that gained international notoriety after it was found dead in the Chattahoochee National Forest with a bag of cocaine in its stomach.
The movie, which stars a CGI-animated bear, has already earned $8.6 million in its opening weekend. Critics have praised the movie for its endearing lead star and its nihilistic and crazed take on the story.
“Cocaine Bear” has been described as zoological zeitgeist for these end times, and is sure to be a hit with moviegoers.