Zoe Kravitz Stuns Hollywood with Groundbreaking 'Blink Twice'

Zoe Kravitz transitions from acting to pioneering film direction.

by Nouman Rasool
Zoe Kravitz Stuns Hollywood with Groundbreaking 'Blink Twice'
© Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images

Zoe Kravitz, a big-screen actress known for her talent, making the best of Hollywood lineage, steps behind the camera in her debut as a director with "Blink Twice." The movie straddles the genre fences of comedy, thriller, and drama, making a new genre for the film world set for an August release.

The 35-year-old Kravitz doesn't just direct, but she scripts and produces this movie—adding on to her list of multiple talents in the world of film. Born to the legendary musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, Zoe Kravitz has sure made an identity in show business.

She started in the film industry in 2007, landing a part in "The Brave One" with Jodie Foster, then grabbing lead roles in major motion pictures and series like "X-Men: First Class," the "Divergent" series, and "Mad Max: Fury Road." It was her role as Catwoman in "Batman" that made her a lead actress for Hollywood.

High Fidelity Breakthrough

Kravitz also had creative ventures on television screens with her recent series being "High Fidelity," in which she even wrote some of the screenplays. The success of the show marked a career-changing series that paved the way for her new project, "Blink Twice." This is bound to be a very interesting plot: a tech billionaire, Slater King, played by Channing Tatum, who invites a waitress by the name of Frida onto his private island.

The action develops on the island, as from luxurious parties and serene days, gradually some events are created, through which enigmas blend and reality and illusion become entangled. US critics who have previewed "Blink Twice" say the series is a genre-bending journey through the lives of the super-rich.

It starts off as a dramedy, marrying undercurrents of biting satire that spotlight the disconnect of the wealthy elite with everyday reality. Now that August 23rd is right around the corner, Hollywood and audiences alike are giddy to see how Kravitz's vision will impact Hollywood — and if indeed this film will change the game in regards to how we tell stories, and genre-bend.