Whaaat! Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o to co-star in Buddy Heist Film
Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are bringing a social media craze to life.
The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-winning actress are set to star in a buddy heist film directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma) and written by Issa Rae (“Insecure”). The yet-to-be-titled film will be a Netflix exclusive following an intense bidding war, according to EW.
The film was inspired by a photo of Rihanna and Lupita at a 2014 Miu Miu fashion show. Tumblr user Elizabitch Taylor posted the pic on her page with the caption: “They look like they’re in a heist movie with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader/master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker.” The post went viral, receiving over 470,000 notes.
Last month, Twitter user @1800sadgal tweeted a similar concept with a twist. “Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans.” The latter post received 97,000 retweets and it even caught Nyong’o’s attention. “I’m down if you are @rihanna,” tweeted Lupita. RiRi’s response? “I’m in Pit’z.”