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.”

The film was conceived on Twitter, and all parties seemed enthusiastic to join. Rihanna's recent acting credits include Bates Motel and Annette.