Once upon a time, someone tweeted that Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o should star in a movie together, and due to the magic that is Twitter, this just became a reality.
After being spotted together at the Miu Miu show during Paris Fashion Week, Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o became an instant social media hit, simply due to the fact that they looked so insanely badass together.
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
— WHOOPHERASSKOURTNI (@1800SADGAL) April 18, 2017
Once this tweet went public, it instantly became viral, reaching both women and even getting their approval, saying that they would be down to make the movie if the other one was as well.
In a brilliant turn of events, Netflix just bought the rights to the movie that Twitter essentially created.
Both Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o have signed on for the movie, as well as Ava DuVernay and Issa Rae. DuVernay is slated to direct the film while Rae is set to write the actual screenplay.
The whole thing is in the earliest stages possible, with preproduction not even expected to start until after DuVernay finishes her work on A Wrinkle In Time, which is the current movie she is directing.
Despite this news being both amazing and hilarious, it brings up the very real question about whether or not the user who posted the original tweet will receive any sort of story credit when the movie is made.
@1800SADGAL I’m serious lmfao if they steal my movie idea I’m wildin out
— Almond. (@PlAClD_) May 22, 2017
Honestly, we’d be pretty pissed if we came up with the idea for a movie just to have Netflix steal it from us. We guess that’s the one downside to going viral, there’s no stopping anyone from stealing your ideas.