Loved ones of the late Ray Liotta, including his daughter Karsen Liotta, fiancée Jacy Nittolo and sister Linda Matthews, for the premiere of the film Cocaine Bear, which marks the final film the actor completed before his death last May ay 67.
The trio posed with one another at Regal LA Live in Los Angeles on Tuesday for the premiere of the film, in which the late Goodfellas star portrays a drug kingpin.
Karsen, a 24-year-old actress, donned a black silk spaghetti strap top with black pants and pointy toe shoes.
The actress wore her wavy auburn locks down and parted as she posed with Nittolo and Matthews. Karsen had past worked with her late father on projects such as Hubie Halloween, Black Bird and Shades of Blue.
Nittolo, who began dating the Something Wild actor in 2020, donned a sleek all-black ensemble of a long-sleeved black top with leather pants and shoes.
Legacy: The late Ray Liotta’s daughter Karsen Liotta, 24, was pictured in between his fiancée Jacy Nittolo and sister Linda Matthews at the premiere of the film Cocaine Bear at Regal LA Live in Los Angeles on Tuesday
The late Goodfellas star was seen at an event in NYC in December of 2021, less than seven months prior to his death in May of 2022
Nittolo, who honored the anniversary of the actor’s birthday in December, wore her brown locks parted and carried a clutch, accessorizing with a necklace and a bracelet.
Liotta’s sister Linda Matthews donned a silver one-shoulder top with black silk cropped pants and strappy black heels.
The action comedy movie, which is directed by Elizabeth Banks, is focused on a drug-addled bear on a murderous rampage.
The film is based on the true story of a black bear in 1985 who found and consumed a multimillion dollar package of cocaine smugglers air-dropped into a forest in the state of Georgia.
While the bear in real life died from an overdose near where officials found torn-up packages that contained the drug, the film takes artistic license with the premise, sending the bear on a bloody spree involving multiple people.
In a trailer for the film, Liotta’s drug kingpin dispatches two of his underlings (Alden Ehrenreich and O’Shea Jackson Jr.) to find and recover the missing contraband.
‘A lot of cocaine was lost – I need you to go and get it,’ Liotta’s character said.
They encounter the bear and deduce that it had broken into the drug stash, as Ehrenreich tells Liotta’s character: ‘The bear, it f***ing did cocaine – a bear did cocaine!’
The trio posed with one another on the red carpet of the film, which is directed by Elizabeth Banks
Karsen, an actress, donned a black silk spaghetti strap top with black pants and pointy toe shoes
She wore her wavy auburn locks down and parted at the event in Southern California
Karsen past worked with her late father on projects such as Black Bird and Shades of Blue
Nittolo, who began dating the late actor in 2020, donned a sleek all-black ensemble of a long-sleeved black top with leather pants and shoes
The trio posed with actress Margo Martindale and director Elizabeth Banks at the event
Ehrenreich told UPROXX in a piece published Tuesday that the late star ‘really seemed to be having a ball being a part of’ the film.
‘He loved it,’ Ehrenreich said. ‘I’m very grateful for the opportunity that I got to work with him, and especially now. Liz had such a great set and he came and he really seemed to be having a ball being a part of this.’
Ehrenreich said of Liotta, ‘I mean, he really was having, I think, a really good time. And so it was really nice to be able to work with him and see him have so much fun with it.’
Banks told Variety earlier this month that Liotta ‘came to Ireland with the best attitude’ to work on the film.
The filmmaker added: ‘He had a great time. He came for ADR and saw the film, and was like, “Oh, my God, the bear looks so good!”‘
Liotta died May 26, 2022 at the age of 67 in the Dominican Republic, where he was working on the film Dangerous Waters. According to iMDB, other projects he was working on at the time of his passing include The Substance; April 29, 1992; and El Tonto.
The movie also features Isiah Whitlock Jr., Keri Russell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, Brooklynn Prince, Christian Convery, Aaron Holliday and Margo Martindale.
The motion picture is slated to arrive in theaters February 24.
The movie’s Alden Ehrenreich said that the late star ‘really seemed to be having a ball being a part of’ the film
(L-R) O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Alden Ehrenreich, Ayoola Smart and Liotta are pictured in a scene from the film
Liotta is seen in his final completed role in Cocaine Bear, which showcases a drug-addled bear on a murderous rampage
Liotta’s character, a drug kingpin, dispatches two of his underlings to find and recover the missing contraband in the film
The bear is seen dripping with blood after a murderous rampage while high on drugs
The bear is seen amid a dust cloud of cocaine after consuming the substance
The intoxicated bear is seen leaping into a moving ambulance in the action comedy