Netflix has acquired the global streaming rights to the comedic documentary “The Legend of Cocaine Island” which will launch in 2019. The film, previously titled “White Tide: The Legend of Culebra”, follows a small-business owner and family man comes across the legend of a buried stash of cocaine worth $2 million hidden in the Caribbean. Having been wiped out during the Great Recession, he hatches a plan to retrieve the buried loot, using the talents of a band of colorful misfits. But without prior drug-running experience, trouble (and laughter) ensues.
Director Theo Love said “I grew up thinking documentaries had to be boring, stuffy, educational films but then I got my Netflix subscription. Netflix changed the game for docs in every way and we’re thrilled to add to their collection of true stories.”