‘Zola Tells All’ Lands A Film Director
Catching the eyes of celebrities such as Missy Elliott and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the story of “Zola,” a Detroit stripper, Jessica, a pimp and one wild weekend in Florida took social media to a whole new level.
It was a story that had the Interwebs blazing with intrigue, speculation and amusement.
In India reading #Zola. Drama, humor, action, suspense, character development. She can write! There’s so much untapped talent in the hood. x
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) October 29, 2015
That Zola story wild ended up reading the whole thing like I was watching a movie on Twitter
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 30, 2015
While it remains unclear if the story was fact, fiction or simply sprinkled with colorful embellishment, Aziah “Zola” Wells King had all eyes on her and turned the attention into a business venture. Now, the road trip saga will be transformed into a full-fledged film directed by James Franco.
Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted will be based on the Rolling Stone article published in November.
While many praised the narrative of Zola’s adventurous excursion, the fact that James Franco is taking on the project is interesting as he is known for more comedic films. There’s a level of grit, grime, and drama that needs to be reached to maintain its compelling nature.
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