Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna Set to Star in Film Written by Issa Rae and Directed by Ava DuVernay
Netflix has locked down a film project which will star Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna in a concept that started from a social media post that quickly went viral.
The post featured a picture of Rihanna and Nyong’o sitting next to one another at a Fashion Week event and Roxy Macdonald posted that the pair look like they’re in a heist movie.
Check out the tweet and original post below:
My post from 2015 https://t.co/iicF60TNIK
— Roxy (@callhermissrox) April 24, 2017
According to Entertainment Weekly, sources say Netflix nabbed the project with a very aggressive bid, beating out all other potential companies. Netflix had no comment to make on the matter.
After both Nyong’o and Rihanna peeped the tweet and told one another they were in, fans quickly called on DuVernay to direct and Issa Rae to write the script. Check out the A-listers replies to one another below:
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) April 21, 2017
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 24, 2017
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 23, 2017
Sources say that Rae has already begun the scripting process. but there is no word on how faithful Rae will remain to the viral tweet or if it will be a new story altogether.
Either way, we are sure it will be lit!
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With everything now set in motion, the studio is aiming to begin production in 2018 when DuVernay is has completed her current film project.
Source: Entertainment Weekly