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:
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
— tubby kola (@MFKAILLOU) April 18, 2017
Here’s the photo:
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:
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) April 21, 2017
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.