Buried somewhere on a sandy beach in the Caribbean is 70 pounds of cocaine valued at over two million dollars. What would you do to secure the illicit goods and the riches that would come with it? Well, a crew of Southern gentlemen decided to seek out the lost treasure of highly addictive white powder and their unusual story is documented in the upcoming Netflix documentary The Legend of Cocaine Island from director Theo Love. Today the streaming giant unveiled the first trailer for the unbelievable true story ahead of its debut on March 29, 2019 on Netflix.
The trailer for The Legend of Cocaine Island bills itself as a “Southern fairy tale.” This absolutely wild documentary has been compared to Netflix’s recent Fyre documentary, as the confluence of gorgeous scenery and criminal excess proves to be irresistible for so many of us.
Check out the trailer for The Legend of Cocaine Island and keep an eye out for the documentary that’ll blow your mind when it lands on Netflix on March 29, 2019.
The official synopsis for The Legend of Cocaine Island:
Rodney Hyden is an American dreamer: a small business owner and family man from Central Florida. But after he’s wiped out by the Great Recession, Rodney hears a story that could be his ticket out of his mounting debt: a tale of a map, an island and buried treasure. Fueled by a combination of economic desperation and blissful ignorance, Rodney hatches a plan to retrieve a possibly mythical $2 million stash of cocaine from its reported Caribbean hiding place. With the help of a colorful group of misfits-and without prior drug-running experience-Rodney sets out in pursuit of his very own American dream, with surprising results.