To think it all started out as an internet joke…
Who remembers this picture of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o, front row at Miu Miu’s fashion show in 2014?
Many saw in it the perfect still shot for a movie where the singer would play a boisterous female hero and the actress her genius hacker bestie.
A few weeks ago, the two superstars even exchanged a few tweets where they said they’d be down to star in a flick along those lines.
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) 21 avril 2017
I’m in Pit’z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL
— Rihanna (@rihanna) 23 avril 2017
Well, it turns out Netflix have just announced that a movie based on the meme was in development… with Rihanna and Lupita as the lead characters.
Ava Duvernay, the director of Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro, will be in charge of directing the ladies starting early 2018 and Issa Rae from the critically acclaimed and Golden Globe-nominated TV show Insecure is set to take screenwriting duties.
Talk about girl power!