MGM acquires Zoe Kravitz's directorial debut Pussy Island; Naomi Ackie joins cast

Naomi Ackie will star opposite Channing Tatum in Zoe Kravitz's Pussy Island

FP Staff June 27, 2021 10:27:57 IST
MGM acquires Zoe Kravitz's directorial debut Pussy Island; Naomi Ackie joins cast

Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz is set to make her feature directorial debut with Pussy Island has been acquired by MGM.

According to Variety, the studio has bought the global distribution rights for the film, which has Magic Mike star Channing Tatum on board as one of the leads.

Kravitz, who had previously written and produced on High Fidelity, has also co-written the upcoming thriller with E T Feigenbaum.

The makers have also roped BAFTA-winning actor Naomi Ackie to star opposite Tatum in the project.

Ackie is best known for featuring Netflix hit show The End of the F***ing World, Master of None and Star Wars movie The Rise of Skywalker.

In Pussy Island, the British actor will star as Frida, a young and clever Los Angeles cocktail waitress who has her eyes set on the prize: philanthropist and tech mogul Slater King, played by Tatum.

"When she skillfully manoeuvres her way into King's inner circle and ultimately an intimate gathering on his private island, she is ready for a journey of a lifetime.

"Despite the epic setting, beautiful people, ever-flowing champagne and late-night dance parties, Frida can sense that there's more to this island than meets the eye. Something she can't quite put her finger on. Something terrifying,'' read the official synopsis of the film.

Kravitz and Tatum will also produce Pussy Island along with Bruce Cohen and Tiffany Persons.

The film is a co-production between This Is Important, Free Association and Bruce Cohen Productions.

Production is expected to begin early next year on an undisclosed tropical island.

Check out the announcement here

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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