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24 April 2017, 10:31
Could this be the first ever movie created on Twitter?
Rihanna and actor Lupita Nyong’o claim they want to make a movie invented by fans on Twitter.
A picture of the pair from 2014 Paris Fashion Week went viral over the weekend, with one user captioning the image, “a picture for the history books.”
A picture for the history books pic.twitter.com/OgxAGZMn4Z— ash (@blaquepink) April 18, 2017
A Twitter user called 1800SADGAL then responded with the concept for the greatest film you’ve never seen.
Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans https://t.co/PhWs1xd3nj— k (@1800SADGAL) April 18, 2017
The idea quickly spiralled online, with Twitter users adding more ideas to the plot, as well as actors and movie companies offering their support.
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
I didn't know I wanted this. pic.twitter.com/Y20iCOwELR— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 19, 2017
Issa possibility https://t.co/QrqjSFJ73f— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
After Rihanna’s response, Twitter users asked to award-winning director Ava DuVernay to get involved.
And movie companies, Codeblack Films and Lionsgate, who put together Tupac’s upcoming ‘All Eyez On Me’, also expressed their interest.