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The Scam Is On: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o’s Meme-Based Film Just Got The Greenlight

The Scam Is On- Netflix Picks Up Rihanna's Buddy Movie With Lupita Nyong'o That Started As A MemeWhen a three-year-old picture of Rihanna sitting next to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o started making the rounds on Twitter last month, it was just a laugh. A fan had tweeted that the pic looked like a scene from a buddy movie starring the two as scammers who preyed on “rich white men.”

Rihanna and Lupita both got on board with the idea, as did Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay and writer Issa Rae. Now, that dream team has apparently found a production company to get behind it.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the project has been picked up by Netflix after an intense bidding war at the Cannes Film Festival, where Rihanna made a convenient appearance over the weekend.

That report says that Issa is already drafting a script and intends to give credit to the original tweeter. It looks like shooting for the film will start in 2018 after Ava completes her current film.

Check out Ava’s new tweet about the production below.

(Photo credits: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o Instagram accounts)

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Busy Body Bella Thorne Has An Old New Movie Coming To Netflix

Busy Body Bella Thorne Has An Old New Movie Coming To Netflix featureBella Thorne stays busy. The latest news on the career front for Bella is her movie “You Get Me” is part of a new deal between Netflix and Awesomeness, the film’s distributor. According to a Variety, Bella’s movies will hit the streaming service on June 16.

The film, which is “billed as a teen version of ‘Fatal Attraction,'” is part of a blitz by Awesomeness to secure its stake in the Generation Z market. Targeting an audience born around the year 2000, the company is including Bella’s movie in a slate of programming aimed at a teenage demographic.

In discussing the movie last year, Bella said she was excited for fans to see the side of her that’s “a little bit crazy.” She plays a seductress who gets Taylor John Smith’s character into a mess when they hook up during a fight with his girlfriend. Things get more complicated when Bella, who plays a new girl in town, has eyes for someone else in school.

Bella hasn’t slowed down since filming the project in the spring of 2016. She’s even invited her fans to visit some of her more recent sets.

See a tweet from Awesomeness with a screenshot from the movie below, plus check out a post from Bella about the release date.

(Photo credit: Bella Thorne Instagram account)

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Selena Gomez’s “13 Reasons Why” Series Gets A Glowing Review Ahead Of Release

Selena Gomez's 13 Reasons Why Series Gets A Glowing Review Ahead Of Release feature“13 Reason Why,” the new Netflix original that Selena Gomez is producing, got high praise from The Hollywood Reporter ahead of its March 31 release on the streaming service. While it’s difficult to say whether or not reviewer Daniel Feinberg actually liked the series, he certainly said all the right things to get a quote from his piece used as a blurb in future promotional materials.

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What Exactly Did Selena Contribute To “Her” Upcoming Netflix Series?

What Exactly Did Selena Gomez Contribute To Her Netflix Series?Selena Gomez is humble enough to give credit where credit is due, but it’s starting to sound like she hasn’t earned the right to be dubbed executive producer of her upcoming Netflix series, “Thirteen Reasons Why.” The excitement from the show’s teaser released on Wednesday  is now overshadowed by one simple Instagram post. Selena shared a photo from the day she pitched the show to Netflix and ended up crediting the entire thing to her mom and to the book’s author, Jay Asher.

“My mom found this book in 2009 and worked her ass off to make it with me, guide me and tell this story authentically,” she writes on Instagram. “The only reason, beside Jay this project was even made”

Take a look at her post below.

What do you think Selena actually contributed to her “passion project?”

(Photo credits: MyLifeIsSelG Twitter account and Selena Gomez Instagram account)

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