Netflix just keeps on giving. The subscription streaming service has beenbusy banging out original content for the past several years now, and securing rights for even more content. This week, Cannes is the place to buy plenty of new projects, and after negotiating, Netflix just landed a big one. The subscription streaming service will be the home of a currently untitled movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o. It's a viral dream come true.
The new movie has more heavy hitters than that, too. Issa Rae, of the HBO comedy Insecure is the writer on the project. Ava Duvernay, who directed Selma and is also in charge of a new project over at Netflix called 13th, is directing the Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o starrer. According to EW, the new movie will be coming sometime in 2018; in addition Rae is already working on the script.
If you spend way too much time on the Internet, you may already know about an Internet sensation the briefly came into our lives after Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o were seen together at a fashion show in 2014. Visiting the Miu Miu show, the two looked like characters in a buddy movie, and people pointed it out.
At the time, people were pitching a heist movie, but it's unclear what the actual premise of this project will be. In fact, it's only coming together because the four ladies started talking about the project on Twitter and people at it up.
Rihanna might seem the odd lady out on this list, as the singer hasn't really been known much for her acting, but she has taken on several roles over the years, popping up in Battleship and Annie on the big screen. More recently, the "Diamonds" singer joined the cast of Bates Motel playing iconic character Marion Crane. That resume pales in comparison to Lupita Nyong'o, who has already won her fist Oscar. Still, we expect this to work out fabulously and we'll bring you all the details as it does.
For now, take a look at what Netflix has coming up with our full premiere schedule.