We still don’t know when A24’s highly-anticipated Zola is coming out, but we do have a teaser now — though it is very short. The teaser features Taylour Paige and Riley Keough in one of the film’s opening scenes.
Directed by Janicza Bravo, the film stars Paige, Keough, Colman Domingo and Nicholas Braun. The film first premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. It is based on the infamous 2015 Twitter thread by A’Ziah King, who was a consultant on the film and involved in its production.
The official description: “Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch 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. Zola (newcomer Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces 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 in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.
Our Sundance review reads: “Bravo continues to be a filmmaker to watch and these obnoxious characters will stay with viewers for some time.”
Watch the teaser below:
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