Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o will co-star in an upcoming film for Netflix. It all started as a funny joke on the Internet and now has become reality.
Netflix got the project after a “dramatic negotiation session” during this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Netflix beat out “multiple other suitors” with a “very aggressive bid.” Of course the fight was tough: the movie will feature a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and an Oscar-snagging actress.
The movie will be directed by Ava DuVernay and Insecure series creator Issa Rae could be the writer of the script.
Back in 2014, Rihanna and Nyong’o were photographed in the front row of a Miu Miu fashion show, looking flawless. So the photo became a meme and was shared everywhere. The photo has collected over 400,000 likes and shares on the site. It was accompanied with the following caption: “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.”
The photo also ended up on Twitter, with the same success. So they are both into the idea of the movie. DuVernay tweeted: “Lights set. Camera’s up. Ready to call action for these queens.” We don’t know much about this movie yet, but we can’t wait to find out more!