C. Molly Smith
May 23, 2017 4:13 pm

Yesterday, the internet basically exploded when Entertainment Weekly broke the news that the Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o buddy movie, an idea that was popularized on Twitter, is actually, finally, thankfully happening. What’s more, Ava DuVernay is set to direct, with Issa Rae in talks to write the script. Once the news was out, DuVernay tweeted what everyone was, surely, thinking.

And she’s right! But, you know what would make this even nicer? Bringing some of the all-star talent who have already thrown their hats in the ring on board. They include…

RYAN PHILLIPPE

Referring to the “rich white men,” who Rihanna and Lupita’s characters could pull one (or two, or three, or more!) over on, per the tweets that lit this fire, the Cruel Intentions actor wrote:

TESSA THOMPSON

She worked with DuVernay on Selma, so this ~especially~ seems within the realm of possibility.

GINA RODRIGUEZ

The Jane the Virgin star isn’t asking for much. Hook her up!

DANIELLE BROOKS

We think a comedic touch would be a great addition to this scam movie.

LUVVIE AJAYI

Okay, Ajayi REALLY isn’t asking for much, and who doesn’t love (and need) coffee?

THEN, THERE’S SO. MANY. OTHERS.

Point being, if you’re trying to be in the movie, looks like you’ll have to get in line because EVERYONE is trying to land a role, on screen or off. But, that’s a good problem to have, so we’ll just patiently wait to hear back as DuVernay and company sort through casting requests — and, let’s be real, internship applications.

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