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James Franco to Direct Movie About the Zola Twitter Saga

James Franco to Direct Movie About the Zola Twitter Saga
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The saga of Zola, Jessica, Jarrett, and Z is coming to the big screen.

James Franco, Andrew Neel, and Killer Films are developing a movie based on Aziah “Zola” Wells’ epic Twitter tale of how a road trip to Florida quickly devolved into prostitution, murder, and a boyfriend jumping out a four-story window.

Wells’ 148-tweet story, first shared in October, immediately went viral, and David Kushner chronicled the events that spawned the Twitter tale in a Rolling Stone article headlined, “Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind The Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted.”

The film project is based on Kushner’s article, and Franco is directing from a script by Neel and Mike Roberts. Previously, Franco, Neel, and Killer Films teamed up for the fraternity hazing movie Goat, which stars Nick Jonas and recently premiered at Sundance.

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This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly. For more stories like this, visit ew.com.

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