Cocaine Bear, which premieres this weekend, will mark Ray Liotta‘s last function movie. While strolling the red carpet for the movie’s Los Angeles premiere last night, director Elizabeth Banks recollected about dealing with the late star. She informed ET that Liotta never ever saw the ended up item however did enjoy all of his scenes. As the bear was produced with CGI, Liotta had the ability to see it come to life (the scenes were at first shot with “a guy in a black suit”).

“He came in for ADR eight days before he passed away, actually, and he loved it. He was so happy. He was laughing. It was just delightful.”

Following Liotta’s death on May 26, 2022, Banks required to her Instagram to share a caring post about her “special bond” with Liotta.

Liotta is finest kept in mind for his representations of Henry Hill in Goodfellas, Ray Sinclair in Something Wild, Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, Figgsy in Cop Land, and Officer Pete Davis in Unlawful Entry, to name a few In addition, Liotta got a Primetime Emmy Award for his visitor star function on ER in 2005. On tv, he likewise appeared on episodes of numerous series, consisting of The Simpsons, Modern Family, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, andThe League

Posthumously, Liotta appeared on Apple TELEVISION+’s Black Bird, which premiered simply 2 months after his unfortunate death. Liotta made appreciation for his function as Big Jim Keene, the lead character’s having a hard time dad. Liotta will be bestowed his name on the Hollywood Walk ofFame He was 67 at the time of his death.

Cocaine Bear’s Real-Life Tale


Cocaine Bear is based upon the real story of a previous narcotics officer and drug smuggler, Andrew C. Thornton II. Thornton dropped a bag of drug from his airplane while he followed down with a parachute. Unfortunately, the parachute didn’t open, leading to Thornton’s death. The drug was discovered and consumed by an American Black Bear who would likewise later on pass away. The thriller follows what would take place if the bear had actually endured the experience.

Along with Liotta, Cocaine Bear stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jesse Tyler Ferguson, andMargo Martindale Before her 2015 function directorial launching with Pitch Perfect 2, Banks appeared in movies consisting of The 40-Year-Old Virgin Slither, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and The Hunger Games movieseries Cocaine Bear is composed byJimmy Warden The movie premieres onFeb 24.