Over the weekend, Donald Glover showed a trailer for his new project to attendees of the PHAROS Festival in New Zealand.
Glover, also known by his stage name, Childish Gambino, has not revealed much about the project so far.
At this time, Guava Island looks to be a film, and it’s listed as a Childish Gambino film. It’s directed by Hiro Murai, the director of Glover’s “This is America” video. And while big name stars like Rihanna and Leticia Wright are in it, they are sworn to secrecy and refuse to talk about it.
.@letitiawright on Donald Glover's mystery-shrouded production she's supposedly appearing in: "I can't tell you anything. I don’t even know … what is 'Guava Island'? I have no clue. I don’t know anything. I don't even know where they got my name from!" https://t.co/yJx9xVWWkW pic.twitter.com/Jg0gaYSWM6
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 8, 2018
The trailer depicts Glover and Rihanna as a couple living on a tropical island.
Glover’s character at one point says:
“What’s wrong with me is that we live in paradise, but none of us have the time or the means to actually live here.”
The film amps up, with scenes of Glover being kidnapped and Rihanna looking around a crowd for him. It ends with lots of running and high energy music.
But we don’t know what it’s about.
not a fan of all the headlines saying that the trailer for the Donald Glover/Rihanna/Hiro Murai movie has arrived when it's actually footage that someone snapped from their phone wrapped in a brown paper bag
— evan romano (@EvanRomano) November 26, 2018
me, like a FBI, doing every internet search to find out details of Guava Island pic.twitter.com/maNudsH6jz
— Rih Nepal 🍒 (@rihannaNepal) November 24, 2018
— Andrew Jenkins (@Andrewjenkinses) November 26, 2018
#Guavaisland ??? 😃😃😃
I'm humble enough to admit I honestly can't keep up with Glover anymore. He's moving so fast he must have time travelled by mistake already.
— Mbali 🙂 (@OhItsMbali) November 26, 2018
Going BIG with RiRi👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
— MG (@marcusagarrett) November 26, 2018
Yeah…..They look good working together and Great Artist imo.
— Glen Dru (@dru_glen) November 27, 2018
Great. Looking forward.
— Gordon A. Wright (@GordonW59139064) November 27, 2018
Literally no one knew what it was. They still don't know what exactly it is.
— ⚓🎈🇳🇦G4L🇧🇧🎈⚓ (@Oraef101) November 27, 2018
yes yes and yes
— mick (@michaelagxo) November 26, 2018
Glover and Rihanna were reportedly filming in Cuba back in August on a secret project titled…Guava Island.
— Go 95.3 (@Go953mn) August 16, 2018
Since then, news has been slow on any more details. There’s no telling when or how the film will be released. Stay tuned!