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Rihanna, Nyong'o to star in movie 

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Rihanna and Lupita Nyong\'o are set to star in a movie based on a plot built up by Twitter users. Netflix has nabbed the untitled project after a dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o are set to star in a movie based on a plot built up by Twitter users. Netflix has nabbed the untitled project after a dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival.

The concept of the movie surfaced when a photograph of the two women at a Miu Miu fashion show went viral on the micro-blogging website. "Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and Lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans," a Twitter user had posted. It went viral and was then cheered by a lot of users.

The users even asked filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who has directed "A Wrinkle in Time", to direct the potential film. They also asked screenwriter Issa Rae to pen it. The four women soon responded to the requests positively.

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