Rihanna And Lupita Nyong’o To Star In Film Together According To Fan’s Tweet

  • Posted by beth on May 23, 2017

It has been revealed that Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o will be co-starring in a movie for director Ava DuVernay.

This stems from a photograph from the Miu Miu Fashion show back in 2014, where the pair were pictured sitting together.

The ‘Umbrella’ singer and the Oscar-winning actress were consequently the subject of a viral tweet in 2014, which read:

“Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and Lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans”.

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This may have seemed like a dream to fans, but it has since been revealed at the Cannes film festival that it will be becoming a reality.

The tweet has more than 208K likes and over 96,000 retweets, which both Riri and Lupita became aware of.

Lupita went as far as retweeting the idea to Riri, writing “I’m down if you are.” Rihanna’s response: “I’m in Pit’z”.


Rihanna’s appearance on the Cannes red carpet has sparked further inspiration from her fans.

Meanwhile, Ava DuVerney, the Selma director has accepted her nomination to direct the untitled project. She tweeted:

“Lights set. Camera’s up. Ready to call action for these #queens”.

She also later posted another tweet about the upcoming project.

Netflix have come out on top when bidding for the movie, although it is still unclear whether it will follow the same idea as the original tweet.

Insecure creator, Issa Rae has been tasked with writing the screenplay. Rae has took to Twitter to express her excitement, replying with:

This prompted a basic but very witty pun from Riri, “Issa possibility”.

Subsequently, some talented and enthusiastic fans have already been producing concept art for the project.

Nyong’o is so impressed with the artwork, she chose to share it on her Instagram page.

Not #FanArtFriday, but had to shout out the amazing #FanArt for our #NeverBeenMade #TwitterInspired movie, CASHING IN, starring me & @badgalriri, directed by @directher and written by @issarae. (Artists largely unknown. Please tag 'em)

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There is no doubt that fans are extremely excited about the prospect of this brilliant fantasy film.

We’re crossing our fingers that 2018 will be the year we see the first big budget Twitter-born movie.