James Cox and Debbie Ridgard
Hollywood star Elizabeth Banks has moved to Ireland with her family as filming starts on her next movie, Cocaine Bear.
In a short video posted on social media, Banks poses with an Irish flag, enjoys a day out at the sea with her children and even enjoys a packet of Tayto crisps!
She also revealed she is adjusting to “driving on the wrong side of the road”.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) June 28, 2021
The film is based on the true story of a 175-pound black bear killed by consuming 40 kilos of pure cocaine in Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia, USA — thought to be jettisoned from an airplane by a former narcotics cop and lawyer found dead on a nearby freeway after his parachute failed to deploy.
“I'm making a movie here called Cocaine Bear. It's set in Georgia, but hey, Ireland,” Banks explained.
Cocaine Bear will be produced by The Lego Movie filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It is the latest project to choose Ireland as a location.
Banks isn't the only Hollywood star working in Ireland at the moment as Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams are currently filming Disenchanted, the sequel to Disney hit Enchanted.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) March 9, 2021