Tweet it, and they will come.
Ava DuVernay lands a gig from a joke tweet gone viral, and has landed DuVernay as the director of the part. it all starts with a photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o at New York Fashion Week back in 2014, in which many loved the idea of Rihanna scamming rich white guys, while Lupita is the brains.
A picture for the history books
I'm down if you are @rihanna https://t.co/vwHBWeCbFZ
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL
@MikelleStreet @rihanna Lights set. Camera's up. Ready to call action for these #queens. ???? https://t.co/NVgqpFeTnu
Entertainment Weekly notes that the buzz got so heavy, that sources say that Issa Rae is working on a script and the studio is eyeing production starting 2018. Representatives are also quoting that the original Twitter users will be credited in some form for the concept.
Personally, I wouldn't want credit. There are some words I'd have for Rihanna and company though...
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Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.