LOS ANGELES, CA (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.

The Palo Alto-native’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.

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

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

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