In a strange twist of fate, art continues to imitate art. Photographer Pascal Le Segretain's three-year-old photo of two beauties, Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o, hit the Net and someone created a meme that sparked an idea for a buddy movie starring the pair.
According to Vanity Fair, Netflix was able to secure a deal for the concept at the Cannes Film Festival after a “dramatic negotiation session”. Issa Rae, star of the HBO's Insecure, is set to write the screenplay while Ava DuVernay is slated to direct.
Issa Rae's reps assure that the original users who imagined the film's concept will be "credited and included in some form."
I can't wait to see what they come up with!