The year is 2015. "Hotline Bling" is playing every and anywhere you go. Kobe Bryant is gearing up to start his final season in the NBA. The thought of Donald Trump becoming President is still an afterthought. Then, everything changes. A waitress from the city of Detroit by the name of A'Ziah King unveils a 148-part Twitter thread that tells the story of her trip to Florida and the chaotic journey she endured.
Six years later, the 148-part Twitter thread has turned into a major motion picture led by Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Colman Domingo, Nicholas Braun and Ari'el Stachel. Not to mention, A24, the production company that developed Euphoria and The Carmichael Show, is behind the film. After receiving incredible reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, A24 has rolled out the first trailer for the film.
"Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this b***h here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.” Thus began the odyssey of one A’Ziah King, aka ZOLA. From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola's stranger than fiction saga, which she first told in a now-iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life," the film's official description reads.
"Zola (Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of 'h-----' rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters, and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale."
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film does not have an exact release date just yet. However, it is expected to hit theaters this summer.
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