Rihanna & Lupita to Star in Tumblr Inspired Heist Film
How powerful is the internet? Powerful enough to make a movie pitch that catches the eye of some of the most talented black women in the entertainment industry.
25-year-old Tumblr blogger Roxy, shared a photo of pop star Rihanna and movie star Lupita Niyongo’o at the 2014 Paris Fashion Week Miu Miu presentation that went viral.
Roxy captioned the picture, “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.”
Fast forward to now, Lupita and Rihanna share a moment on Twitter after catching wind of the hype.
As if this couldn’t get any better the internet casts Selma’s Ava DuVernay as the film director, and snags the talents of Insecure writer Issa Rae to tell the story. Smells like an abundance of black girl magic if you ask me!
According to Entertainment Weekly, after a “dramatic negotiation session” Netflix has secured a deal for the film concept at the Cannes Film Festival.
The project is now in the works, and the internet goes undefeated yet again.
*Waits impatiently for further developments on this story*