Ray Liotta had just completed a film and a series before he died

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The Black Bird series will land on Apple TV+ in a few weeks. Cocaine Bear by Elizabeth Banks, will be released in February 2023.

Ray Liotta died in his sleep this week, while filming Dangerous Waters, in the Dominican Republic. An independent thriller that had been filming in the Caribbean for a month under the direction of John Barr. We do not know if this feature film will come to an end and will, in fact, be the last of the cult actor of Freedmen. But Ray Liotta had, in any case, already filmed two other productions in recent weeks, which will be released on our screens posthumously, in the coming months.

For the Universal studio, he had just shot Cocaine Bear, directed by Elizabeth Banks. A true story about an American black bear who goes on a rampage after ingesting an amount of cocaine. Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, Margo Martindale and O’Shea Jackson Jr are cast alongside him.

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“I always admired his game but I really enjoyed him as a human. He was a charmer. We collaborated on Cocaine Bear these last months. When an actor of Ray’s caliber trusts you as a director, it’s a gift. But Ray gave me so much more. Ray’s respect for me as a director, actor and artist, his boss on set, meant everything to me. Because if you can run Henry Hill, you can do anything in Hollywood.” commented Elizabeth Banks, at the announcement of the death of Ray Liotta.

Cocaine Bear will be released in February 2023 in cinemas and it will certainly be his last real role on the big screen.

Shortly before, we will find Ray Liotta from July 8 in the limited series black bird, on the Apple TV Plus platform. Production has already been completed for quite some time.

He will play a policeman whose son (played by Taron Egerton) is sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking. While serving his sentence, he is offered early parole on the condition that he be transferred to a felony insane prison and befriend serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser) .

“It was, quite literally, the culmination of a lifelong dream to work with Ray Liotta. From the moment I saw him explode off the screen, in Something Wild, I found he was the most electric American actor of his generation“, comments for his part Dennis Lehanne, the showrunner of black bird.

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