Thursday, February 4, 2016

Remember That Crazy Stripper Twitter Story, 'Zola'? James Franco Will Be Directing The Movie!


Remember the stripper saga "Zola" that had the whole internet buzzing back in October of last year? (Read it here if you missed it!)

The story was a 148-tweet about Zola's October road trip to Florida with her friend Jessica, Jessica’s boyfriend Jarrett, and Jessica’s violent pimp “Z.”

Well, it looks like "Zola," the story which started from a bunch of tweets, will be getting its very own movie! And, the film will reportedly be directed by actor James Franco!

According to Variety, James Franco, Andrew Neel and Killer Films are developing a movie based on stripper Azia “Zola” Wells’ saga of a wild road trip.


The project is based on David Kushner’s story for Rolling Stone, published in November and titled “Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted.”
Franco will direct from a script by Neel and Mike Roberts. Franco and Vince Jolivette are producing through their Rabbit Bandini Productions  with Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa, and Gigi Films’ Gia Walsh and Kara Baker.
“It reads like ‘Spring Breakers’ meets ‘Pulp Fiction,’ as told by Nicki Minaj,” Kushner observed.
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