James Franco set to direct 'Zola' story

Azia "Zola" Wells tweeted  a story about a trip to Florida to strip.

Story highlights

  • "Zola's story" became an Internet sensation
  • The film will be based on a Rolling Stone story

(CNN)Twitter's most famous story is reportedly getting the Franco treatment.

Variety reports that James Franco is set to direct a movie based on the Twitter tale by Azia "Zola" Wells. Wells set social media afire in October 2015 after she tweeted a tale of traveling to Florida for a stripping gig that included intrigue, relationship drama and an alleged attempted murder.