Netflix reportedly submitted the winning bid for the project.
Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o will co-star in an upcoming film directe by Ava DuVernay, Entertainment Weekly reports. Issa Rae, who's HBO show Insecure will debut its second season on July 23rd, is in talks to pen the screenplay, and Netflix reportedly won the film's exclusive rights with a "very aggressive bid" during a “dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival.”
I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017
We deserve nice things. ✌🏾️https://t.co/VlbKhLNDIv— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 22, 2017