Jason Mitchell has signed for a role in Zola.
Zola is based on Aziah ‘Zola’ Wells 2015 epic tweets on a strippers trip to Florida gone wrong. The detailed a wild 2-day Flordia trip with a sex worker named Jessica, her boyfriend Jarrett, and Jessica’s violent pimp, who went by Z broke the internet when they were first posted.
James Franco and Killer Films were originally attached to adapt the feature, which is based on a Rolling Stones article titled, Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted by David Kushner.
The film is being directed by Janicza Bravo and will star Taylour Paige in the titular role.