Source: Sundance Film Festival


Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has picked up international rights from A24 to Sundance entry Zola, inspired by stripper Aziah “Zola” King’s viral tweet storm about a wayward road trip.

VVS Films has separately acquired Canadian rights to the saga, which debuted in U.S Dramatic Competition last Friday.

SPWA will distribute in all territories except North America, China and Japan. A24 plans a summer release of the film, which stars Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun, and Colman Domingo.

Janicza Bravo directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with playwright Jeremy O about a stripper and a waitress who embark on a wild road trip through Florida with the goal of making as much money as possible dancing in Florida strip clubs.

The film was inspired by a 144-tweet account of what happened that King posted in October, 2015.

Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Vince Jolivette, Elizabeth Haggard, Dave Franco, Gia Walsh and Kara Baker served as producers.