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Taylour Paige’s Boo Jesse Williams Joined Her For ‘ZOLA’ Premiere At 2020 Sundance Film Festival + Viewers RAVE Over The Twitter Tale & It Gets SOLD!

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Taylour Paige: “Babe, my movie ZOLA is premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.”

 

Jesse Williams: “Say no more.”

 

Peep pics of the couple making their rounds in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, plus viewers' reaction to the Twitter tale-turned-movie ZOLA inside…

The greatest Twitter story ever told has been transformed into a film titled, ZOLA.

A story shared by a stripper named Zola went viral in 2015 and now, it’s a whole movie.

Former "Hit The Floor" actress Taylour Paige plays the lead in the A24 indie studio film titled, ZOLA. The film premiered during the currently running 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Utah recently, and Taylor’s man, Jesse Williams, was right by her side to show support.

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Last year, Taylour was Jesse’s plus one at Sundance while he was promoting his movie, Selah and The Spades. That's when they first sparked dating rumors. This year, he’s supporting her new flick – and also speaking on the “Digital Aerosol and the Re-imaginarium” panel, which goes down today. 

 

 

We see you Jesse....stanning out for your woman.

In case you forgot how ZOLA came about, a woman named Aziah “Zola” King hopped on Twitter one day to share an epic story about her cross-country road trip with a chick she had recently met in a restaurant (where she was a waitress) named Stefani. They ended up vibing over pole dancing and then embarked on a road trip to Florida to get money dancing in the clubs. Somehow they got into “sex work” and she detailed all the insane things that happened, including kidnappings, shootings, drugs, and even an attempted suicide.

Now, her story has come alive, written by Janicza Bravo and playwright Jeremy O. Harris. Janicza is also the director. The film also stars Nicholas Braun, Colman Domingo and it was produced by Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Vince Jolivette, Elizabeth Haggard, Dave Franco, Gia Walsh and Kara Baker.

By the way, former "The Chi" star Jason Mitchell joined the project in 2018, before he was fired by "The Chi" and dropped by his agent following serious misconduct accusations. And yes, he's still in the film:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, he joined the film before all of his drama came out.

After peeping the flick during Sundance, folks hopped on Twitter and raved about how good it is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actress Jackee Harry loved it too:

 

 

According to Deadline, ZOLA was sold to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, however, it hasn't been picked up to be distributed in North America (yet):

A24’s Zola has sold the Sundance pic’s international distribution rights to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA). SPWA will distribute the film in all territories except North America, China and Japan. VVS films has also acquired distribution rights in Canada. A24 is planning a summer release of the film.

Now, they just need to sell to someone stateside so we can see this epicness over here. Hello, Netflix?! Get on this one STAT!

Photos: Backgrid/Getty

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