Now That Rihanna and Lupita Are On Board, Let’s Make This Movie

April 24, 2017  |  
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A movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o? Yes, please. I don’t need to know what it’s about. But Lupita’s impeccable acting skills, Rihanna’s allure and “no f*cks given” attitude are everything I need to sit and watch the both of them for two hours. But apparently, there is an idea on the table. And it started on Twitter.

It began when this Twitter user reminisced on this iconic photograph.

From there, another user wrote this:

From there, it just spiraled into something the culture needs, with stars and eventually, Rihanna and Lupita themselves weighing in on the topic.See how it went down.

Apparently though, the idea is even older than this past week. In 2014, someone drew this illustration.

Then Lupita responded.

Helen Estabrook, known for her production work on the Academy nominated film Whiplash, expressed her interest.

Then Rihanna came through.

So who would write the script? Issa Rae of course.

And apparently, Issa is here for it too.

And y’all Rih Rih was serious.

And you already know who would direct.

I hope our faves aren’t playing because we’re ready.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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