‘Blink Twice’: Zoë Kravitz’s Directorial Debut (Formally ‘Pussy Island’), Gets New Name and Release Date

blink twice Zoë Kravitz's Directorial Debut.

Amazon MGM Studios has confirmed the release date and new title for Zoë Kravitz’s upcoming feature directorial debut. The suspense thriller, originally named “Pussy Island,” will now be known as “Blink Twice” and is scheduled to hit theaters globally on August 23.

In an earlier statement, Kravitz explained the significance of the original title, stating, “The title came from that world. The title is the seed of the story, representing this time where it would be acceptable for a group of men to call a place that, and the illusion that we’re out of that time now.” Despite the thematic importance, the film has opted for a more family-friendly title to appeal to a broader audience.

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Written by Kravitz and E.T. Feigenbaum, Blink Twice stars Naomi Ackie and Channing Tatum in leading roles. Additional cast members include Alia Shawkat, Simon Rex, Adria Arjona, Haley Joel Osment, Christian Slater, Kyle MacLachlan, and Geena Davis.

The plot follows tech billionaire Slater King (Channing Tatum) meets cocktail waitress Frida (Naomi Ackie) at his fundraising gala, and sparks fly. He invites her to join him and his friends on a dream vacation on his private island. It’s paradise. Wild nights blend into sun-soaked days and everyone’s having a great time. No one wants this trip to end, but as strange things start to happen, Frida begins to question her reality. There is something wrong with this place. She’ll have to uncover the truth if she wants to make it out of this party alive.

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The film was produced in collaboration with Free Association and Bold Choices, with Bruce Cohen, Tiffany Persons, Garret Levitz, and Kravitz serving as producers.

Amazon MGM Studios, known for its recent box office successes with films like “American Fiction,” “The Beekeeper,” and “Boys in the Boat,” continues to dominate the cinema landscape. The upcoming release of “Blink Twice” adds another exciting title to their repertoire.

Channing Tatum, discussing his role in the film, revealed, “It’s gonna be a crazy movie, man. It’s a crazy thriller.” He teased the exploration of uncomfortable themes and emphasized that the movie is meant to unsettle and provoke discussions.

As the film gears up for its August 23 release, fans can anticipate an intense cinematic experience led by Kravitz’s directorial vision and a stellar ensemble cast. “Blink Twice” is poised to make waves and captivate audiences with its gripping narrative and thought-provoking themes.

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