Zoë Kravitz To Make Directorial Debut With 'Pussy Island' Starring Channing Tatum
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Zoë Kravitz To Make Directorial Debut With 'Pussy Island' Starring Channing Tatum

After last week's news that Sanaa Lathan had set her directorial debut, another actress is now jumping behind the camera and into the director's chair. Zoë Kravitz is a part of a huge package at this year's Cannes Market, attached to direct the film as her directorial debut.

Also attached to the project is Channing Tatum, who would star. Described as a "genre thriller," Kravitz wrote the script with E.T. Feigenbaum. Kravitz has been working on the project for years.

Here's a description of the film, per Deadline's exclusive report:

Frida is a young, clever, Los Angeles cocktail waitress who has her eyes set on the prize: philanthropist and tech mogul Slater King (Tatum). When she skillfully maneuvers her way into King’s inner circle and ultimately an intimate gathering on his private island, she is ready for a journey of a lifetime. Despite the epic setting, beautiful people, ever-flowing champagne and late-night dance parties, Frida can sense that there’s more to this island than meets the eye. Something she can’t quite put her finger on. Something terrifying.

On the title, Kravitz told Deadline, “The title means a lot of things. I started writing this story in 2017. As a woman in general, and a woman in this industry, I’ve experienced some pretty wild behavior from the opposite sex. The title was kind of a joke at first, this place where people would go, bring women, party and hang out. The story evolved into something else, but the title wound up having multiple meanings. And it alludes to this time and place we claim to not be in anymore, in terms of sexual politics. People are evolving and changing but there is still a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths from past behavior. It’s a nod to that, but it’s also playful, and a really playful film in a lot of ways. I like that the title leads with that and has some heavy meaning beneath it.”

The film will officially be on the Cannes Market next week. Kravitz recently EP'd and starred in Hulu's High Fidelity. She'll play Selina Kyle / Catwoman in WB's The Batman soon.