Just goes to show the power of the internet.
ICYMI, inspired by a picture of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o at a Miu Miu fashion show in Paris, the idea for the two celebs to star in a movie together was thrown around:
A picture for the history books pic.twitter.com/OgxAGZMn4Z
— ash (@blaquepink) April 18, 2017
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
Everyone was super excited and best of all, Lupita and Rihanna were all for it:
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) April 21, 2017
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
Well, dreams really can come true because it’s been announced that following what, according to EW, was ‘a dramatic negotiation session’ and ‘very aggressive bid’ at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has landed a film project pairing the Grammy winner and Oscar winner together.
Moreover, Ava DuVernay, who helmed the extraordinary Netlfix doc 13th and highly-acclaimed Selma, will direct. Issa Rae (Insecure, The Choir) is writing the screemplay.
Both were actually among the many tweeters expressing enthusiasm for the project, so it is literally an internet dream come true:
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 24, 2017