UPDATE: Both Oscar nominated AVA DUVERNAY & Grammy winner RIHANNA have agreed & Golden Globe nominated Issa Rae is the writer. The Working Title is CASHING IN. Also Codeblack Films & Lionsgate has shown interest
In 2014 two stars attended a Miu Miu show during Paris Fashion Week.
3 years later this fact affected culture.
It all started with a picture, then the reaction.
A picture for the history books pic.twitter.com/OgxAGZMn4Z
— ash (@blaquepink) April 18, 2017
I didn’t know I wanted this. pic.twitter.com/Y20iCOwELR
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 19, 2017
Thoughts begin spilling out about a project with both Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o & Grammy recipient Rihanna.
A common thought is there should be a movie starting these two.
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
This topic and tweet itself went viral. Fans of both were raving about the possibilities of a collaboration. Then Lupita herself actually responded to these creatives with an offer to team up with the Bad Girl from Barbados.
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) April 21, 2017
UPDATE: RIHANNA has accepted Lupita’s offer joining the cast
I’m in Pit’z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
I myself got caught up in the fury and offered that Xavier Burgin, most known for his XLNB Stories like Tina & the Gucci Flip-Flop would be attached to write the screenplay while Ava DuVernay directs.
Apparently God heard my cries and inspired by 1800SADGAL’s tweet X ended up writing ‘Dusk In California: A Film’ based on this concept.
Lupita: “Two rows down.Mr. Fox Welsh.Tall.Handsome.Recently divorced. Net Worth: 600 million”
Rihanna: “…acquired.” pic.twitter.com/uX8I7NnWc2
— X (@XLNB) April 21, 2017
UPDATE: Director AVA DUVERNAY (Selma/Queen Sugar) has joined the crew & ISSA RAE (Awkward Black Girl/Insecure) is the writer
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 24, 2017
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 23, 2017
Something that began as just a thought, an observation began so much more as many from Switzerland to the States were supporting ideas and discussing concepts complete with fan art.
This incident reminds me of the creatively of Black people, from trending and creating hashtags to the concept of live reactions on social media we are at the center of culture and content.
Now it’s up to Hollywood to take the next step or see if an investor will step up and fund it.
UPDATE: Codeblack Films/Lionsgate has responded to the call
— Codeblack Life (@CodeblackLife) April 24, 2017
— Anti Kiing (@ZaynDiamonds) April 21, 2017