After an image of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o at Paris Fashion Week 2014 went viral last month, Twitter users decided to create a movie plot for the duo. And courtesy of Netflix, it's actually happening.
The popular streaming service outbid several other players and snagged the project at this year's Cannes Film Festival. In fulfillment of Twitter's prophecy, Ava DuVernay will direct the film and Issa Rae may actually write it.
What makes this project that much more exciting is that it began as a dream scenario made popular by Twitter users. Both Rihanna and Nyong'o were down to collaborate for the gig long before Netflix hopped on board to make the make-believe movie a reality.