Remember that insane Twitter thread about a stripper? The movie version just found its lead.

Zola will star Taylour Paige with Janicza Bravo directing.

October 09, 2018
Remember that insane Twitter thread about a stripper? The movie version just found its lead. Taylour Paige at The Samsung Studio. March 13, 2016.   Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung

In 2015, Twitter user and stripper @_zolarmoon went viral off of a story about a crazy weekend in Florida. The 150 tweet-long saga contained twists, pimps, violence, and scams, and left much of the internet remarking on what a good movie it could be. Soon, A24 acquired the rights to the Rolling Stone piece "Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted," with Janicza Bravo (Atlanta, Dear White People, Lemon) announced as the project's director in June.

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On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter announced the film had cast Zola: Taylour Paige will play the film's lead role. Paige currently appears in the Matthew McConaughey film White Boy Rick.

The film, titled Zola, will begin production in the fall.

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