The project was directed by Janicza Bravo, who co-wrote the script with playwright Jeremy O. Harris. Taylour Paige stars as Zola, while Riley Keough plays Stefani, a character renamed from the thread's original Jessica. Nicholas Braun takes on the role of Stefani's emotionally distraught boyfriend Derrek (Garrett in the Twitter thread), while Colman Domingo plays the secretive X (Z in the thread).
It's a bizarre premise to base a Hollywood film off a Twitter thread, but as Harris says the cinematic potential was too much to pass up.
"I think that something that’s really interesting about what A’ziah tweeted was that, everyone who read that Twitter thread had their own movie that they made in their head," he told IndieWire. “Black Twitter said it was ‘The Thotyssey.’ And that compared A’ziah to Homer. Like, to our earliest epic poem. And so, I was like, I wanna read it like it’s Homer or Toni Morrison or Stephen King, even, you know?"
There's no word on a release date just yet, but as the trailer says it's "coming soon".