Elizabeth Banks has landed her most current directorial undertaking.
The Charlie’s Angels filmmaker has signed up to direct Universal Pictures’ Cocaine Undergo, which is being described as a personality-pushed thriller impressed by factual occasions that took space in Kentucky in 1985, in accordance to Sever-off date.
The 175-pound unlit endure died of an apparent cocaine overdose after discovering a batch of the drug and it turned into as soon as show hide in northern Georgia amongst 40 opened plastic containers with traces of cocaine.
“The cocaine turned into as soon because it appears to be like dropped from a aircraft piloted by Andrew Thornton, a convicted drug smuggler who died Sept. 11 in Knoxville, Tenn., because he turned into as soon as carrying too heavy a load whereas parachuting,” reads a story in The New York Times in December 1985.
Cocaine Undergo marks a reunion between Banks and Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who labored on The Lego Movie spicy franchise together. Lord and Miller will manufacture the undertaking alongside Banks and Max Handelman by potential of their Brownstone Productions banner.
A provide told the newsletter producers are aiming to internet cameras rolling on the movie, written by Jimmy Warden, by the summer.
The Starvation Video games famous particular person confirmed the news by sharing the Sever-off date story on Twitter and adding endure, blood, money, and clapperboard emojis, and she shared a screengrab of a tweet written by Hocus Pocus actress Bette Midler concerning the belief.
“#ElizabethBanks is directing a movie based totally totally on a factual story just a few endure who consumed 70 kilos of #cocaine dropped into the woods by a smuggler in 1985. I invent not know if there’s a fragment that’s like minded for me in it, Liz, but if the endure wants an acting coach, I in actuality occupy considered some st!” Midler joked.
Banks made her characteristic directorial debut with Pitch Superb 2 in 2015.