Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae, Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o’s Social Media-Inspired Film is in the Works

Rihanna And Lupita Nyong’o

Yes, it is happening! The clever movie that a Tumblr user dreamt up of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o playing genius scammers is coming to Netflix. Once Lupita tweeted at Rihanna that she was down, Twitter users called upon Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay to bring the project to life. We can hardly believe it, but DuVernay reminded us that, “We deserve nice things” via Twitter when news broke that the film is indeed in the works. Issa Rae will write the script and those who imagined the concept via social media will be given credit and be included in the some capacity.

2017 is shaping up to be the year where dreams come true. That said, don’t let any of your hopes fall to the wayside because even social media dreams can come true. In case you missed it, we have the play-by-play of how it all went down on Twitter below.


Photgraphy by: Pascal Le Segretain

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