Twitter's dreams just became a reality: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o really will costar in a buddy movie directed by Ava DuVernay. Issa Rae is reportedly in talks to pen the script. The film will stream on Netflix, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The concept started from a viral Tumblr post by a user named elizabitchtaylor in 2015. (She's known as Roxy in real life, though she hasn't disclosed her last name.) Her post featured a photo of BadGal Riri and Nyong'o sitting together at a fashion show in 2014. "They look like they’re in a heist movie with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader/master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker," she wrote.
In April, the photo was shared again by @blaquepink on Twitter.
After the tweet started gaining traction, it eventually caught Lupita's eye. She showed her interest, and beckoned Rihanna to do the same. "I'm down if you are," she tweeted at the singer.
RiRi was sold. "I'm in Pit'z," she wrote back.
After someone brought the tweet to Ava DuVernay's attention, the award-winning director was ready to bring the project to life. "Lights set. Camera's up. Ready to call action for these #queens," she posted.
Another user @AFangirlPotato suggested Rihanna's Cannes look should be how the movie ends.
With all the ideas circling the internet, DuVernay and Rae have plenty to work with on the upcoming film. Production for the movie will reportedly start in 2018, after DuVernay is finished with her current project.