Twitter May Have Just Cast The Best Movie Ever, And We Desperately Want It To Be Real

Starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o.

While Hollywood seems to be obsessed with reviving old franchises, epic superhero blockbusters, and remaking classic films, Twitter might just be the place for brand new movie ideas.

Last week a photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o sitting side by side in the front row at Paris Fashion Week 2014 went viral after user @blaquepink tweeted it. After that, it didn't take long for the internet to get started coming up with the best-sounding movie we've heard of in a long time.


It was @1800SADGAL who came up with the amazing premise: "Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans [sic]," the user wrote.

This idea took off, and it has been retweeted nearly 95,000 times and hearted more than 203,000 times — as of the posting of this story. Others seemed to get onboard with the plot and suggested it be made into a film.

It even caught the eyes of the Star Wars star and the pop diva themselves, with them exchanging tweets expressing their interest.

With that out of the way, someone else decided to find a screenwriter. User @dvrrxll tweeted to Issa Rae — from HBO's Insecure — who answered back a resounding yes with the perfect GIF for the moment.

Every film needs a director, right? Well, that's exactly what @MikelleStreet was thinking so they reached out to the super-talented Ava DuVernay — of Selma and 13th fame — to get behind the camera. Spoiler alert: she's in, too.

With the team assembled, the dream of this perfect movie seems like something that could totally happen. After all, don't we deserve to see a project like this get off the ground?

It would be a movie featuring strong Black women in the lead roles with two others on the creative side. Plus, the talent between this foursome is out of this world. We're talking about Grammys, Oscars, and other amazing accolades. Plus, with all of the focus on women in a film created by women, it would undoubtedly be a product of unbelievable girl power. 

We could really use this extra dose of diversity in film these days — both for people of color as well as for women in general.

Let's keep our fingers crossed that this somehow becomes a reality. As for Twitter, we insist that you guys keep coming up with these epic ideas!

(H/T: BuzzFeed)


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