Artists and creative minds across the entertainment landscape will tell you, that sometimes the most unique of ideas come from the unlikeliest of circumstances. That looks to be the case for an upcoming film set to star Rihanna and 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o, which was inspired by a viral image of the two at a Paris Fashion Week event back in 2014.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix has secured the rights to a film after Rihanna, Nyong’o, Insecure creator Issa Rae and Hollywood hotshot director Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma) all committed their involvement on the film to each other via their Twitter accounts.
There have been no details released as to what the film could possibly be about, but based on the original viral photo and Twitter conversations seen below, a Fashion Week adventure/comedy with the two would be pretty entertaining. Come to think of it, any film about a night out with the “Work” singer would probably be worth watching.
The real plans for a potential project were set into motion after a fan’s Tweet saying, “Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans,” went viral. Twitter users then called for DuVernay and Rae to get involved, which they did with enthusiasm. Leave it up to Twitter to bring some originality back to Hollywood.
This won’t be the first time the ANTI singer has found her way onto the big screen. She made her Hollywood debut in 2012’s adventure epic, Battleship, and made a cameo as herself in the 2013 doomsday parody, This Is The End. She’s also set to co-star alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names in the female-led reboot of the "Ocean’s Eleven" franchise in 2018.
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017