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Back in October, the Twitter-verse and beyond was riveted by the sensational tale of Zola the Hooters waitress. Quick refresher: the Twitter story detailed the absolutely batshit experience Zola—real name Aziah Wells King—had during an impromptu trip to Florida.

The dramatic story had it all: stripping, prositution, and murder. While Zola eventually admitted to Rolling Stone that some of her tale's more salacious details were exaggerated, the car wreck of a story hit a chord with readers. When it went viral, people knew this had to become a movie.