Elizabeth Banks moves family to Ireland to start filming on new Cocaine Bear movie

Move over to Matt Damon, there’s a new A-lister in town.

Elizabeth Banks has moved her whole family to Ireland to start filming her new movie, surprisingly titled, Cocaine Bear.

The actress took to Twitter on Monday to confirm she had moved alongside her family as filming for her new project began.

In the video shared by Banks, she can be seen walking past a Dublin bus, taking her sons to see the Irish Sea and even trying Tayto crisps – after all, is there anything more Irish than Tayto ?

“I moved to Ireland. I’m making a movie here, it’s set in Georgia but hey,” she said in the clip.

Banks, even better known in front of the camera for her turns in The Hunger Games and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, was hired by Universal to direct this real-life comedy-thriller set in 1985.

As reported by The New York Times at the time, a large black bear fell on a sports bag in the wild and began to consume the contents of the bag. The bag was abandoned by a local drug dealer, and the contents included a LOT and A LOT of cocaine.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, Into The Spider-Verse, 21 Jump Street) are also slated to produce the film.

It’s unclear whether the plot of Cocaine Bear will follow the exact story of what happened in 1985, but either way, we can’t wait to see it.

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