A new evolution happened with modern cinema because a Viral chain of tweets just became a movie. The Twitter thread that got viral in 2015 is now a full pledge Motion Picture. If This film becomes a success I can see the other threads of Zola becoming movies as well.
Finally the infamous 148-tweet Twitter thread is the latest source material Hollywood producers read and decides to translate into film.
Google algorithm made it hard and impossible to find old tweets. Lucky for me, There is a screencap compilation of the viral #ZolaStory. . A Then Waitress named Zola tweeted a true story about her road trip with her friend that ends up with them falling out. 2015 failed to give us flying cars and Hoverboards. It gave us #ZolaStory instead.
If you want to read this wacky Twitter thread, here is the link. The story is over the top and zany but it is ironically based on a true story. If five years ago you told me that a Twitter thread becomes a movie. I will never believe you.
The synopses alone is full of intrigues:
A waitress agrees to accompany an exotic dancer, her put-upon boyfriend, and her mysterious and domineering roommate on a road trip to Florida to seek their fortune at a high-end strip club.
Zola is produced by Kara Baker, David Hinojosa,Christine Vachon,Gia Walsh, Elizabeth Haggard and actor Dave Franco. Taylor Paige plays the title role and Riley Keough will play Stefanie, her stripper friend.