‘Zola’: Movie Based on Viral Twitter Thread Gets First Trailer

A24 has released the official trailer for “Zola,” which will release theatrically on June 30.Based on the infamous Twitter thread posted by A’Ziah Wells King, the film follows a Detroit waitress named Zola (Taylour Paige) who strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who convinces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida.

What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures.“Zola” made its worldwide premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020.

Described as “an irreverent, sensibility-offending trip for audiences” by Variety’s Peter Debruge, the film premiered to laughter and applause at the festival.

At the premiere, director Janicza Bravo said she became “immediately obsessed” with the Twitter thread that was sent in a group text chain

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