So it’s actually happening – The Rihanna and Lupita movie of our dreams! The idea that began as a Twitter suggestion will become a reality. The above 2014 photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o went viral, thanks to the below tweet.
Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans https://t.co/PhWs1xd3nj
— WHOOPHERASSKOURTNI (@1800SADGAL) April 18, 2017
The tweet got hundreds of thousands of retweets and calls for the idea to become an actual movie. People wanted Ava DuVernay directing, with a script by Issa Rae.
And now it’s becoming a real thing!
Netflix has reportedly picked up the project with the above 4 names attached (although Issa Rae is said to be “in talks” to write the screenplay”).
Apparently it was a hot property, as Entertainment Weekly (who broke the story at Cannes) reports, stating that Netflix made “a very aggressive bid,” beating out several other interested parties. Although Netflix has yet to confirm any of this, so we’re going strictly on Entertainment Weekly’s report.
Thanks to the power of Twitter, we can expect to find out more very soon. The photo that started it all was taken during a Miu Miu fashion show that both Rihanna and Nyong’o attended in 2014.
A 2018 production start date is reportedly in the works.
Will you be watching these two icons on the big screen?