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Zola twitter story in development for James Franco to direct

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Zola twitter story about a wild road trip to Florida that went viral late last year is in development to be turned into a feature film that actor James Franco will direct.

Franco's publicist confirmed on Thursday reports that Franco, Andrew Neel and the production company Killer Films were working to adapt the Rolling Stone article about Aziah "Zola" Wells' 148-tweet account of the road trip with a stripper and her boyfriend and a pimp.

Zola's story took the Internet by storm in October, captivating everyone from Ava DuVernay to Missy Elliott who both tweeted about the saga.

Neel and Mike Roberts are writing the script. There is no cast or distributor set.

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