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.
To take you back to the brewing project's inception, it all started with this picture and tweet that quickly went viral.
A picture for the history books pic.twitter.com/OgxAGZMn4Z— ash (@blaquepink) April 18, 2017
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.
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— k (@1800SADGAL) April 18, 2017
When Issa Rae chimed in, it seemed like fate.
I didn't know I wanted this. pic.twitter.com/Y20iCOwELR— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 19, 2017
So, what about the starring ladies? Well, they were down for the Twitter cause — so down, actually.
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
Judging from this tweet from Issa, she's ready to go. They just need to ask the question and she's there.
Rihanna's co-sign only made it seem that more real — at the time.
Issa possibility 😳 https://t.co/QrqjSFJ73f— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
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?
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