A bear who ingested cocaine and went on a killing spree is the subject of the upcoming movie Cocaine Bear, which will undoubtedly feature plenty of graphic violence. Kristofer Hivju, the Game of Thrones actor, has now joined the cast of the movie, Variety reported.

In an interview with Variety, the film’s director, Elizabeth Banks, said that she pushed for a particular amount of violence in the R-rated film.

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Banks claimed that via her research, she learned that being devoured by bears is not for the faint of heart. “They don’t kill their prey before they eat it. They just start eating it alive,” she said. “I don’t recommend anyone do this, but if you go down the internet hole of looking at actual animal attacks on humans, it’s f**king gnarly as sh**.”

The controversy surrounding Cocaine Bear may extend beyond its violent nature. Twelve-year-olds discover the cocaine in the woods and sample it at the beginning of the film.

In the movie, Ray Liotta, who would later pass away, appears alongside Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery-Jennings, Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, Aaron Holliday, Margo Martindale, and others.

Who is Kristofer Hivju?

Kristofer Hivju, 44, is perhaps best known for appearing in the sweeping fantasy series “Game of Thrones” (HBO, 2011-19). Hivju was introduced to the performing industry at a very young age because he was born and raised in Oslo, Norway. Erik Hivju, his father, and Lieselotte Holmene, his mother, were both well-known Norwegian film and television actors. As a result, Hivju’s idea of earning a living by playing other people on TV always seemed doable.

Hivju made the decision to emulate his parents after spending his entire life seeing them in movies and on television. He studied acting there, under the tutelage of some of the most esteemed instructors in the world, at the Russian Academy of Theater Arts in Moscow in the early 2000s. Hivju began his own professional acting career in 2004 after receiving his diploma from the Academy.

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He began landing small parts on Norwegian TV shows, and eventually nabbed some film roles, among them “Manhunt” (2008), “The Thing” (2011), “After Earth” (2013), and “Force Majeure” (2014). Then in 2013 Hivju landed his breakout role as Tormund Giantsbane on HBO’s immensely popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”

Giantsbane was first portrayed by Hivju in the third season of the show, and he continued to do so through the series’ final season in May 2019. Hivju managed to maintain his acting career while working on “Game of Thrones” by landing significant roles in the action movies “The Last King” (2016) and “The Fate of the Furious” (2017). Hivju debuted in the Scandinavian TV series “TWIN” in June 2019, following the conclusion of “Game of Thrones” in May. (Nrk, 2019- ).In addition to starring in the series, Hivju was also the co-creator. “TWIN” began appearing on Norwegian television in the fall of 2019.

In addition to starring in the series, Hivju was also the co-creator. “TWIN” began appearing on Norwegian television in the fall of 2019.

Hivju is next set to premier in the movie “Cocaine Bears” which releases February 24.