Twitter users are probably the most creative people on this planet. They’ve been responsible for some creative ideas, both based on real life and completely out of nowhere. Last week, Twitter outdid themselves and literally created a movie out of a picture of Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna.
An extremely strong photo of the two stars sitting in the front row at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014 recently sent Twitter into a tizzy, inspiring users to demand that Nyong’o and Rihanna star in a film together. Eventually, the performers themselves got in on the fun, pitching a potential movie to a theoretical behind-the-scenes dream team of writer (and HBO star) Issa Rae and director Ava DuVernay.
The journey began last Tuesday, when a Twitter with the username 1800SADGAL quote-tweeted a photo of the pair at the Miu Miu show, with the caption, “Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and Lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans.”
The tweet went viral, quickly inspiring fan fiction. Still, a tweet’s just a tweet, right? It’s silly to give the concept of a movie any more thought… or it was until Nyong’o spotted the tweet and loved it so much that she roped in Rihanna.
“I’m down if you are,” the Black Panther star tweeted the Grammy winner on Thursday.
Rihanna responded in kind.
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
More Twitter users then chimed in, quickly setting about to determine who would handle the film behind the scenes. Naturally, they settled on director Ava DuVernay and HBO multi-hyphenate Issa Rae to pen the script. Sadly, neither of them saw the tweets, killing the fan fiction as swiftly as it was born.
Just kidding! The director and the comedian joined in on the action, both confirming they’d love to be involved.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 24, 2017
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 23, 2017
Let’s hope that this goes from a dream to reality, because it sounds totally epic. We can already picture this movie shattering some records, starring Bad Girl RiRi and Pit’z.