From a Tumblr post, to a Tweet, and then to Netflix – for a movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o which is actually happening thanks to a fan-made meme of the stars that went viral.
Here’s how it initially went down. In 2014, a Tumblr post featuring a photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o taken at a Miu Miu show in 2014 during Paris Fashion Week had gone viral, as the caption suggested that the two stars look like they’re in a heist movie in which they scam the rich out of their money.
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) April 21, 2017
And she managed to get Rihanna on board too.
I’m in Pit’z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
@MikelleStreet @rihanna Lights set. Camera’s up. Ready to call action for these #queens. ? pic.twitter.com/NVgqpFeTnu
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 24, 2017
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 23, 2017
We deserve nice things. ✌?️https://t.co/VlbKhLNDIv
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 22, 2017
Rae’s representatives has confirmed that the project is in the works and the original Twitter users who imagined the concept for this film will be credited and included in some form.
Original article from Cinema Online