Advertisement

Zöe Kravitz's Directorial Debut Starring Channing Tatum Gets Title Changed from “Pussy Island”

The film, now titled 'Blink Twice,' is in theaters Aug. 23

<p>James Warren/Shutterstock</p> Zoe Kravitz

James Warren/Shutterstock

Zoe Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz's directorial debut has undergone a title change.

Formerly titled Pussy Island, the upcoming movie is now called Blink Twice and will debut in theaters on Aug. 23, Amazon MGM Studios announced Friday, according to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.

The film's cast includes Naomi Ackie, Channing Tatum, Geena Davis, Alia Shawkat, Simon Rex, Haley Joel Osment, Adria Arjona, Christian Slater and Kyle MacLachlan.

Kravitz co-wrote the movie, about a billionaire, played by Tatum, who invites friends to a mysterious private island, including a Los Angeles cocktail waitress played by Ackie, who portrayed Whitney Houston in the recent film I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

The logline, per THR, warns, "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."

Related: Zoë Kravitz Says 'Sweet' Boyfriend Channing Tatum Was Her 'Protector' on Set of 'Pussy Island'

Back in August 2022, Kravitz, 35, told WSJ. Magazine that she didn't plan on altering the provocative title.

"The title came from that world. The title is the seed of the story,” she said at the time. "It represents 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."

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. 

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Zoe Kravitz
Gareth Cattermole/Getty Zoe Kravitz

Kravitz's now-fiancé Tatum, 43, told the outlet at the time, "I didn’t know Zoë before I met her for the film. When we first met the movie was pretty different than its form now, but the themes were the same. All the iterations it has gone through were all pretty punk rock, to be honest."

In GQ's 2022 Men of the Year issue, Kravitz said Tatum looked out for her on set of the film.

"Whether it was making me tea or pouring me a drink or going to whip someone into shape or whatever — he really was my protector and it was really wonderful and sweet," she said at the time.

Kravitz added of working with him, "I think if you can do something like that together, it's a good test. And we came out even stronger."

For more People news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!

Read the original article on People.