James Franco To Direct Zola’s Story
Remember the epic stripper story of Zola, Jess, Z, and Jarret that took Twitter by storm a few months back? Well it’s heading to a big screen near you — FOR REAL this time. James Franco has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Zola’s wild weekend in Florida with a white bish from Hooters…
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.
Kushner’s story was billed as an exclusive account of Wells’ 148-tweet about her October road trip to Florida with her friend Jessica, Jessica’s boyfriend Jarrett, and Jessica’s violent Nigerian pimp “Z.”
The first tweet read, “Okay listen up. This story long. So I met this white bitch at Hooters…” The tweets include a hustler getting murdered and Jarrett leaping from a four-story window.
“It reads like ‘Spring Breakers’ meets ‘Pulp Fiction,’ as told by Nicki Minaj,” Kushner observed.
We aren’t sure WHY this needed to be based on a Rolling Stone story about Zola’s own story. Her tweets were a full script on their own! No middle man necessary. Hopefully all these White men re-purposing that Black woman’s story for the screen make sure to cut her a HEFTY check for adapting her original story…
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