A Fictional Twitter Movie With Rihanna & Lupita Nyong’o Is Now Happening

blame it on Meka May 22, 2017

This is filmmaking these days.

In an era full of reboots of reboots (Spider-Man: Homecoming), this could potentially be one of the more original films to come along in a while.

The story goes: in April 2017 the picture above of Rihanna and actress Lupita Nyong’o, taken during the 2014 Paris Fashion Week, went viral once again when a Twitter user commented that the two looked like they were in a comedic heist film.

Interesting enough, Lupita saw the tweet and replied, “I’m down if you are, Rihanna.”

Rihanna then agreed.

Another Twitter user suggested that the fictional film be directed by the Academy Award-nominated Ava DuVernay. Ava “signed on” for it.

Then, Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure) agreed to write the film.

Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Netflix actually bought the rights to the Twitter movie after a bidding war at the Cannes Film Festival. And yes: Rihanna and Lupita will star, DuVernay will direct, and Rae will write the script. Not to mention, the Twitter users who imagined the concept for this film will be credited and included in the film as well.

For those keeping score: the Internet remains undefeated.