Lupita Nyong’o Talks Film With Rihanna: ‘People Spoke Up About the Kind of Movie They Want to See’.

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Back in May, a photo of Rihanna and Nyong’o at Paris Fashion Week from 2014 suddenly went viral, with fans pitching plot ideas on social media, such as, “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.

Lupita briefly talks about Rihanna in a recent interview with ET’s Kevin Frazier at San Diego Comic-Con.

“You know what’s really cool, is that people spoke up about the kind of movie they wanna see and this is a great example,” said Nyong’o of the meme that started the rumor.

Later, a source for Entertainment Weekly said Netflix has a movie in the works that will star Rihanna and Nyong’o, written by Insecure star Issa Rae and directed by Ava DuVernay. Rae’s team confirmed to Vanity Fair that the heist plot line will be credited to those creative social media users.

“Like, Black Panther is being embraced because people are really hungry for this kind of film, and that movie with me and Rihanna and Issa [Rae] and Ava [DuVernay] is another one of those examples where people want to see something like themselves, and something different something they’re not being offered yet, and I’m honored to be a part of that conversation,” Nyong’o said of the project.

Click Here to watch the interview.

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