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The power of the internet is undefeated, last month a Tumblr-inspired Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o heist film ideation caused Twitter to go into a frenzy.

The idea caught the attention of Rihanna and Lupita, as well as the ladies who are now slated to create the film, Queen Sugar‘s Ava DuVernay and Insecure‘s Issa Rae.

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Entertainment Weekly reports that an “aggressive” bidding war went on over the yet-to-be-titled film at Cannes Film Festival and Netflix won.

Ava posted a celebratory tweet announcing the news.

The whole idea for this movie kicked off when a Twitter user retweeted a picture of Rihanna and Lupita sitting next to each other at Miu Miu’s Paris Fashion Week show with a caption describing the pair as partners in crime, stealthily scamming rich white men.