Praise Twitter: The Rihanna and Lupita Movie Is Actually Happening

Praise Twitter: The Rihanna and Lupita Movie Is Actually Happening

It's almost too good to be true.

Published May 22, 2017

If you ever thought that Twitter was just another "useless" social media site, think again, as here's proof that it can produce some pretty epic results.

Remember that movie idea starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o that started as a Twitter meme and spread like wildfire? Well, it's actually being brought to fruition, and another powerful Black woman who was also included in the narrative is reportedly helping to bring it to life.

According to Entertainment Weekly, after what was described as a "dramatic negotiation session" at the Cannes Film Festival where both RiRi and Lupita were present, Netflix has nabbed the film idea starring the two superstars, and it's all thanks to Twitter.

In addition to the respective Grammy and Oscar winners who, judging from their back-and-forth tweets at the time, are both heavily on board, Ava DuVernay, whose name was tossed into the ring to direct, will do just that. To add genius to more genius, Insecure's Issa Rae is being considered to write the screenplay.

What's even more impressive is that the project was bid on aggressively by a slew of suitors before Netflix landed it, proving that your tweets can really garner just about anything.

  1. To take you back to the brewing project's inception, it all started with this picture and tweet that quickly went viral.

  2. Then, piggy-backing off of one another's ideas, the tweet quickly became a thread, with users creating a narrative that seemed so genius, it was almost believable.

  3. When Issa Rae chimed in, it seemed like fate.

  4. So, what about the starring ladies? Well, they were down for the Twitter cause — so down, actually.

  5. Judging from this tweet from Issa, she's ready to go. They just need to ask the question and she's there.

  6. Rihanna's co-sign only made it seem that more real — at the time.

  7. Then this happened, and the rest is history.

The universe just has a way of making things perfectly fall into place, don't you think?

Want to work for Rihanna? Take a look at the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo:Kevin Tachman/Vogue/REX/Shutterstock)


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