James Franco, Andrew Neel and Killer Films are set to re-team for an adaption of Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind The Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted, based on a Rolling Stone article by David Kushner. Franco will direct a script by Neel and Mike Roberts. The pic is based on a 148-tweet travelogue about a trip taken to Florida by Aziah “Zola” Wells, who went with her friend Jessica and her boyfriend, as well as Jessica’s violent pimp, named Z. Kushner wrote about the event in the magazine in November.
Franco and Vince Jolivette are producing through their Rabbit Bandini Productions with Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa and Gigi Films’ Gia Walsh and Kara Baker. Franco, Neel and Killer Films most recently collaborated on Goat, the frat-hazing drama that premiered at Sundance and sold to Paramount Home Media. CAA is repping domestic distribution.
Franco is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane Offer; Neel is also represented by Washington Square Films. Kushner is CAA and The Gotham Group.