Twitter Made a Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o Caper Movie Happen

In April, a spot on tweet about Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o began circulating, and that tweet has actually turned into a movie for Netflix.

The tweet in question involved a photo of the pop star and Oscar winner at what looks like a fashion show, and the retweets went crazy:

Here’s the photo:

Rihanna and Lupita

Spot on, huh? It’s definitely a movie I would be interested to check out.

Both Rihanna and Lupita were on board for the project, and they made their feelings known:

Well, as the retweets piled up, director Ava DuVernay got pulled into the genius idea, and after a major negotiation at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week, the project was greenlit and Netflix, once again, swooped in and stole the project from prospective studios. DuVernay announced the collaboration:

So here is Twitter, showing that it might actually be good for something. And here’s Netflix, continuing to change the landscape of cinema. Movies aren’t dying, they’re just relocating to your favorite streaming service.

Stay tuned for updates, release dates, etc.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.