Elizabeth Banks is set to direct ‘Cocaine Bear’.

The 47-year-old actress – who previously helmed the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot – has signed on to direct the character-driven thriller for Universal Pictures.

The upcoming project is inspired by true events that took place in Kentucky in 1985, Deadline reports.

During a drug run from Columbia, a smuggler dumped 40 kilos of cocaine in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia.

However, the situation took a dramatic turn when a bear devoured the drugs and ended up dying of a massive overdose.

Elizabeth and Max Handelman will produce the film through their Brownstone Productions banner alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller for Lord Miller.

Elizabeth previously worked with Phil and Chris on ‘The

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