In what surely must be a first, Netflix will reportedly develop a movie based on a series of jokes made based on a picture posted to Twitter. If you’re confused, that’s ok. Way back in April, Twitter happened upon a photo of Rihanna and Lupita N'Yongo sitting next to each other at a Miu Miu fashion show. One user opined that Rihanna and Nyong'o looked like a conwoman team.

The project was, again, just a bunch of jokes before it was nabbed by Netflix at Cannes Film Festival. Ava DuVernay will direct the project, which will star Rihanna and N'Yongo and be written by Insecure star and creator Issa Rae. Let’s take a step back and admire the sequence of events that culminated in this project taking shape.

The story begins with this, “a picture for the history books.”

Then, a tweet from @1800SADGAL lit the internet on fire.

Lupita was the first to show interest, taking to Twitter to recruit Rihanna into their partnership of hacker and con-woman femme fatale.

Rihanna replied three days later, even managing to coin a new nickname for the celebrated actress in the process. Then all at once, it went from Twitter fantasy to conrete reality.

Film producer Helen Estabrook, who produced Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, entered the fray next.

Issa Rae knows that gifs speak louder than words.

Ava Duvernay, Academy-Award nominated director of 13th, made surely the easiest call of her career when she volunteered her services.

In the most improbable part of the process, Lionsgate offered to distribute the film.

This may not be The Arab Spring but Twitter has probably never had a better moment this year.