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Cocaine Bear's Screenwriter Never Thought The Film Would See The Light Of Day

In fact, Banks, Lord, Miller, and the rest of the creative team behind the comedy-horror film decided that they would only work on the film if it retained its original title. Despite the support of several A-list creatives, Warden still can’t believe the film is out.

Because he never thought “Cocaine Bear” would actually be produced, Jimmy Warden wishes he had the opportunity to change or at least pivot certain portions. “I made it overly violent on purpose,” the writer said, sharing how the film can cross a line and become “so messed up.” When asked by the outlet if the film was written to get eyeballs on his CV, Warden largely agreed. “The Babysitter: Killer Queen” scribe was under the impression that the script — which he wrote on spec, i.e an uncommissioned screenplay — would only get him noticed. “It was maybe going to get me some attention that people would read on tracking boards, possibly?” Warden admitted in the conversation. ” The truth is, no, I didn’t think that any respectable studio would make a movie called ‘Cocaine Bear’ and keep all the [expletive] that I had written.”

Well, Mr. Warden. They did it. They made your movie about a bear. Doing cocaine. While Looper was mixed on the film, reviewer Dominic Griffin couldn’t help but praise the inventive and chaotic premise that Warden cooked up.

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