Is Twitter The Most Important Casting Director Right Now?
Twitter is initiating a new tactic of coming with new movie ideas based on the consensus of GIVING THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT.
Earlier this year, an old Tumblr post was brought to Twitter. It was a simple picture of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o sitting next to each other at a pr event. The classic eccentric style of the pop singer and the contrasting, more reclusive outfit of the movie star spoke waves. Rihanna would make a perfect reckless thief. Lupita would make the perfect genius hacker sidekick. The tweet quickly spread across all of Black Twitter, and with the power of numbers, it reached to the two stars. Acclaimed director Ava Duvernay has taken on the honorable challenge of crafting what could be a perfect movie. We could guess that the movie is in its earliest stages right now, so there is no way of telling when it will premiere.
More recently, Black Twitter took a look back at their collective childhoods. The Magic School Bus is an educational show celebrated by basically anyone who attended a public elementary school over the past 20 years. Mr. Frizzle is the frantic science teacher who takes her students on fascinating, often dangerous field trips. Educational shows don't get better than that. The elegant actress, Tracee Ellis Ross was unanimously nominated to play the wacky teacher. Last night, she officially stated she was open to the role and asked Twitter for any more suggestions for the production of the remake.
The power of Twitter has been effective in offering a new way to find what audiences actually want to see instead of force feeding tasteless productions. May we hope that Tracee plays Ms. Frizzle and that more Twitter movie ideas will be taken seriously. Best advice is for us to keep tweeting!