We won’t have to wait long at all to see Donald Glover’s latest project.
On Wednesday, the “Atlanta” star tweeted that his new movie “Guava Island” (in which he stars with Rihanna) will be coming to Amazon to be viewed for free.
According to a report in Vanity Fair, “Guava Island” will be free to watch for an 18-hour period, beginning at 12:01 a.m. PT on Saturday, April 13, immediately after Glover’s rap alter-ego, Childish Gambino, headlines the opening night of Coachella.
Described by VF as a “tropical thriller,” the film was shot in Cuba, with a script written by the actor-rapper’s brother, Stephen Glover, and directed by “Atlanta” director Hiro Murai.
Reportedly inspired by such films as “City of God” and “Purple Rain”, the film also features “Black Panther” star Letitia Wright.
Meanwhile, “Guava Island” will also be livestreamed on Coachella’s YouTube Channel and Amazon’s Twitch page at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Back in August, a Rihanna fansite shared a photo of the singer filming in Cuba.
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Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke told VF that she jumped at the chance to snag Glover’s project.
“I would have committed to Donald sight unseen,” she said. “I knew whatever he wanted to amplify would have relevance and be entertaining. He has that ability to create cultural moments and spread a message that’s interesting.”
Prior to the big announcement, Glover shared a cryptic tease with his Twitter followers.