Throughout the summer of 2018, Donald Glover and Rihanna teased fans with a new project while keeping mum on what we could actually expect. A music video? An Atlanta guest appearance? A song collab? The southern gentleman and the Caribbean queen have kept us guessing for months, but Glover recently released the official trailer for the new film Guava Island.
The movie, credited to Glover’s rap alter ego as “A Childish Gambino Film,” was directed by frequent collaborator Hiro Murai. The “This is America” artist previewed the trailer last weekend at the PHAROS festival in New Zealand, according to Variety.
Glover and Riri star as a couple living abroad, with the “Sober” singer’s character sharing, “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. We work hard. We deserve a day off…”
Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright and Game of Thrones’ Nonso Anozie also co-star. Check out the clip below.
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Glover is also reportedly in the running to play Willy Wonka in a remake of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory commissioned by Warner Bros., according to Collider. Other actors on the shortlist contending for the part include Justice League star Ezra Miller and La La Land‘s Ryan Gosling.
The multihyphenate may also make an appearance in the sequel to Black Panther—Metro reports director Ryan Coogler has been in “informal talks” with the “Summertime Magic” singer for a possible role in the highly anticipated Marvel flick.
“Ryan Coogler is currently mapping out Black Panther’s sequel and has written in a number of new characters that moviegoers will be introduced to when it premieres,” a source shared with Metro. “One of those characters, if he gets his wish, will be played by [Donald Glover’s musical alter ego] Childish Gambino. Nothing is set in stone but ‘informal talks’ [are happening] between Ryan, Gambino and reps from Marvel and Disney to see if they can make it happen.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.