Zoe Kravitz directing Channing Tatum in Pussy Island

Zoe Kravitz directing Channing Tatum in Pussy Island

Zoe Kravitz will direct Channing Tatum in 'Pussy Island'.

The 'Big Little Lies' actress will make her directorial debut on the thriller and has tapped Channing to play one of the lead roles.

The plot centres on Frida, a young and clever Los Angeles cocktail waitress who has her eyes set on philanthropist and tech mogul Slater King (Tatum). She skilfully moves her way into King's inner circle and gets an invite to an intimate gathering on his private island.

Despite the epic setting and ever-flowing champagne, Frida senses that there is more to King's island than meets the eye. She can't quite put her finger on it, but it fills her with a sense of terror.

Zoe has penned the script with E.T. Feigenbaum and is also producing the movie with Bruce Cohen, Tiffany Persons and Tatum's Free Association banner.

The 32-year-old star said: "The title means a lot of things. I started writing this story in 2017. As a woman in general, and a woman in this industry, I've experienced some pretty wild behaviour from the opposite sex.

"The title was kind of a joke at first, this place where people would go, bring women, party and hang out. The story evolved into something else, but the title wound up having multiple meanings. And it alludes to this time and place we claim not to be in anymore, in terms of sexual politics. People are evolving and changing but there is still a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths from past behaviour.

"It's a nod to that, but it's also playful, and a really playful film in a lot of ways. I like that the title leads with that and has some heavy meaning beneath it."

Zoe explained that Channing was her ideal choice to play the tech mogul and that that pair developed the character together.

She said: "Chan was my first choice, the one I thought of when I wrote this character.

"I just knew from 'Magic Mike' and his live shows, I got the sense he's a true feminist and I wanted to collaborate with someone who's clearly interested in exploring this subject matter."

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