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That Lupita Nyong'o And Rihanna Black Twitter Movie? It's Actually Happening!

It really isn't "just" Twitter, folks. Ava is confirmed; Issa is in talks.

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That moment when someone tweets something into the universe and it is manifested!

Remember that now-infamous 2014 Miu Miu front row fashion show pic of Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o and Grammy-winner Rihanna? 

Per Entertainment Weekly, Netflix has scooped the twitter-sourced project starring Lupita and Rihana after dramatic negotiation session at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

True to "life imitating Twitter" form, Ava DuVernay (13th, A Wrinkle In Time) is set to direct, while Issa Rae (Insecure) is in talks to write the screenplay. Netflix beat out the competition in a very aggressive bid, sources told EW. 

Forgot the play-by-play of this deal come to life? Let's take a trip down memory lane:

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter


This photo and caption envisioning an epic heist movie went viral, resulting in Lupita and Rihanna eagerly jumping on board.

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

Basically, the concept follows Rihanna, a "Joanne The Scammer" type woman who cons white men while her tech savvy co-conspirator (Nyong'o) orchestrates the heists. It's basically a black girl magical buddy flick! 

Twitter users joined the fun and pretty much became casting/crew directors, asking for DuVernay to direct and Rae to write. All four women pledged their support via tweetable agreements.

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

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

Twitter so lit! I am beyond ready for this! 

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