Natalie Holt Scoring Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Cocaine Bear’
Natalie Holt (Loki, Herself, Knightfall, Journey’s End, Fever Dream, Beecham House, Press) has been hired to score the upcoming thriller Cocaine Bear. The film is directed by Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2, Charlie’s Angels) and stars Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson, Ray Liotta, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Alden Ehrenreich, Margo Martindale, Kristofer Hivju, Brooklynn Prince, Christian Convery, Kahyun Kim and Scott Seiss. The movie is inspired by true events, which took place in Kentucky in 1985, involving a real-life 175-pound bear who died of an apparent cocaine overdose. Jimmy Warden (The Babysitter: Killer Queen) wrote the screenplay. Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21/22 Jump Street) and Aditya Sood (The Martian, Let’s Be Cops) are producing the project for Lord Miller, alongside Brian Duffield (Spontaneous, Love and Monsters), as well as Banks & Max Handelman (Pitch Perfect, Shrill) for Brownstone Productions. Cocaine Bear is expected to be released this year by Universal Pictures.
As previously reported, Holt also has HBO Max’s superhero movie Batgirl coming up.