Published On: Tue, May 23rd, 2017

Netflix is formulating a film starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o, interjection mostly to Twitter


Netflix is about to make all of a dreams come true. It’s branch into a existence what started as a meme about Academy Award-winning thespian Lupita Nyong’o and Grammy Award-winning thespian Rihanna personification scammers and mechanism geniuses, Entertainment Weekly reports. Netflix reportedly kick out several other bidders during a Cannes Film Festival to obstacle a understanding to emanate a film starring Nyong’o and Rihanna, and destined by Ava DuVernay, a filmmaker behind Selma and The 13th. HBO’s Insecure creator and star Issa Rae will write a screenplay, Vanity Fair confirmed.

The thought for a film got a start on Tumblr two years ago, when someone posted a print (pictured above) of Rihanna and Nyong’o during a Miu Miu conform uncover in 2014. The print was ideally captioned with, “They demeanour like they’re in a heist film with Rihanna as a tough-as-nails leader/master burglar and Lupita as a talent mechanism hacker.”

Last month, dual years after a print seemed on Tumblr, a print resurfaced on Twitter with a following caption: “Rihanna looks like she scams abounding white group and lupita is a mechanism intelligent best crony that helps devise a scans.”

That’s when Nyong’o, Rihanna, DuVernay and Rae got roped into a mix. A deputy for Rae told Vanity Fair that a people who helped rise a storyline around amicable media will be credited in a film in some way.

The film is slated to start prolongation subsequent year. This is, perhaps, a best thing Twitter has ever finished for us. DuVernay seems to have reliable a news on Twitter.

I’ve reached out to Netflix and will refurbish this story if we hear back.

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