Sometimes, it’s all about the pitch, and “Zola” has a pretty good one. In his article for Rolling Stone, “Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted,” journalist David Kusher describes the tale spun by Aziah “Zola” Wells as “‘Spring Breakers‘ meets ‘Pulp Fiction,’ as told by Nicki Minaj.” And who wouldn’t be interested in that? Certainly not James Franco.
The polymath has signed up to direct an adaptation of Kushner’s article that will be simply titled, “Zola.” It tells the wild true story, that was shared and trended on Twitter last fall, about Zola from suburban Detroit, her friend Jessica, Jessica’s boyfriend, and Jessica’s pimp, who all take a wild road trip to Florida that results in murder and more. Andrew Neel and Mike Roberts (who teamed on the recent Sundance premiering “Goat“) will pen the script.
Until we know more about the casting and other details, read the tweets that captivated the internet last fall below. [Variety]