At last…A24 has dropped the official first trailer for Zola ahead of its release in theaters this summer.
Directed by Janicza Bravo, the film stars Taylour Paige, Riley 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 was involved in its production. Bravo co-wrote the screenplay with Jeremy O. Harris.
The official description: “Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this b***h 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 (Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (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 trailer below: