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Zoe Kravitz’s directorial debut Pussy Island lands at MGM, Naomi Ackie joins cast

In Pussy Island, Naomi Ackie 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 Channing Tatum.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
Updated: June 27, 2021 9:20:55 am
Zoe KravitzZoe Kravitz co-wrote the genre thriller with E T Feigenbaum. (Photo: AP)

Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz is set to make her feature directorial debut with Pussy Island, which 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 got writing and producing experience on High Fidelity, co-wrote the genre 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 the 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,” reads 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.

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