It’s official! Netflix nabs Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna film created by #BlackTwitter

It’s happening! Netflix just scored a deal to produce a movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o - a concept created by Black Twitter.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, the project was just made official during a negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival this week, but the idea originally started brewing on social media in April.

It began when one tweeter posted a photo of the stars from a 2014 fashion show with the caption, "They look like they're in a heist movie with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader/master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker."

When other tweeps caught wind of the idea, they recruited Ava DuVernay as the director and Issa Rae as the screenwriter.

Now, the plan is actually coming to fruition.

No word on the flick’s final storyline, but production is set to begin in 2018. And the crew is thrilled. Check out DuVernay’s response below.

🏾️https://t.co/VlbKhLNDIv— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 22, 2017

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