OG Twitter customers would possibly do not forget that October evening in 2015 when A’Ziah ‘Zola’ King broke the web with a 148-part thread a few very wild weekend in Florida. The journey began as a “stripping for cash” hustle for the principle characters, Zola and Jessica. The thread, which is also called #TheStory, took readers on a 48-hour journey that includes pole dancing, a pimp, Tampa gangsters, homicide and extra wild twists.
After the thread blew up actually in a single day, many readers hoped for (and tweeted about) a film model of the story. Properly, after 5 years of patiently ready, A24 lastly delivered. The movie ‘Zola’ made its world premiere on the Sundance Movie Pageant in January 2020. A24 launched the official trailer right this moment.
A portion of the film blurb, posted to A24’s website, describes the movie as a “wild, see-it-to-believe-it story.”
‘Zola’ is scheduled to be launched in theaters on June 30th, 2021.
The movie is directed by Janicza Bravo and and co-written alongside Jeremy O. Harris. Janicza has additionally directed episodes on the FX sequence ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Expensive White Folks’.
The movie carries a couple of notable names together with VH1’s ‘Hit the Flooring’ actress Taylour Paige as Zola. Riley Keough from the film ‘American Honey’ stars as Jessica — whose identify was modified to Stefani within the film. Jarrett, who’s Jessica’s boyfriend within the thread, additionally received a reputation change to Derrek. Nicholas Braun from the HBO sequence ‘Succession’ performs his function. Colman Domingo, of the HBO sequence ‘Euphoria’ stars because the pimp, X. Entrepreneur and LGBT activist Ts Madison additionally joined the forged.
A24 is the New York-based, impartial movie firm behind hits like ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Springbreakers,’ ‘Room’ and ‘The Witch’.
— Zola (@_zolarmoon) March 31, 2021
The actual-life Zola celebrated the trailer launch and premiere announcement on Wednesday with a tweet captioned “#HappyZolaDay” and 4 footage rocking a sheer, lavender two-piece.
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