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Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o to Co-Star in new Movie following Social Media Campaign

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The photo that started it all. Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Last month, Twitter users started a campaign to have Grammy winner Rihanna co-star in a movie with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o after a photo of the both of them taken by Pascal Le Segretain at the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 in March 2014 was posted by one Twitter user. Another user quoted the tweet and said:

That comment caught the eye of the Oscar winning Kenyan star and she tagged Rihanna to the comment saying, “I’m down if you are @rihanna”. Rihanna replied her saying “I’m in Pit’z” (Lupita’s nickname).

Another fan mentioned the idea to Insecure producer Issa Rae and she instantly replied with a meme indicating that she’s down for it.

The idea was also pitched

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that after dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has nabbed the film project which is expected to be directed by Selma director Ava DuVernay, and Issa Rae is also said to be in talks for the screenplay.

Quoting sources, EW said Issa Rae is already working on the script and the studio is eyeing a production start of 2018 after DuVernay completes her current film.

Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

6 Comments

  1. Tuts

    May 22, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Wawu…..just like that!….social media “making celebs richer by the moment “

  2. Kay

    May 22, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    I’m so going to be watching! 😀

  3. David

    May 23, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Love to see women coming together. Best news out of Cannes this year! Hope the fella who started the idea gets some kind of compensation. Go Ava, Issa, Lupita and Rihanna! ?

  4. Corolla

    May 23, 2017 at 4:28 am

    I hope the credit the girl who sent out that first tweet,

  5. funmilola

    May 23, 2017 at 7:50 am

    The girl who sent out that tweet is already a celeb sef

  6. Unicorn

    May 23, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Two powerful women doing their thing. More power to them.

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