Last month, Twitter users started a campaign to have Grammy winner Rihanna co-star in a movie with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o after a photo of the both of them was posted by one Twitter user. Another user quoted the tweet and said:
That comment caught the eye of the Oscar winning Kenyan star and she tagged Rihanna to the comment saying, “I’m down if you are @rihanna”. Rihanna replied her saying “I’m in Pit’z” (Lupita’s nickname).
Another fan mentioned the idea to Insecure producer Issa Rae and she instantly replied with a meme indicating that she’s down for it.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 23, 2017
The idea was also pitched
— Mikelle Street (@MikelleStreet) April 23, 2017
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 24, 2017
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that after dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has nabbed the film project which is expected to be directed by Selma director Ava DuVernay, and Issa Rae is also said to be in talks for the screenplay.
Quoting sources, EW said Issa Rae is already working on the script and the studio is eyeing a production start of 2018 after DuVernay completes her current film.