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Thanks to the internet, a Rihanna-Lupita Nyong’o buddy heist movie is getting made

Twitter recently made a film story where Rihanna played a woman that ‘scams rich white men’ and Lupita is her nerdy mate who helps plan it all.

hollywood Updated: May 23, 2017 14:45 IST
The picture that started it all.
The picture that started it all.

Popstar Rihanna and Academy Award winning actor Lupita Nyong’o are set to co-star in a buddy movie to be directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix.

Issa Rae is writing the screenplay, reported Entertainment Weekly.

The project began as an online meme when a photo that was taken in 2014 of the two women in the front row of a Miu Miu fashion show went viral, prompting calls to turn it into a movie.

Twitter users went so far as to ask for DuVernay to direct, with Rae to write. Soon after, all four women pledged their support to the project on the social media platform.

Sources say Rae is already working on the script and the studio is eyeing a production start of 2018 after DuVernay completes her current film.

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