Attendees at the DARK Glover New Zealand PHAROS Festival received a preview of their next super-secret film project with Rihanna over the weekend.
First footage of the mysterious movie – reputedly titled Island of guayaba – was posted on Twitter on Saturday (November 24) for what appears to be an assistant of PHAROS.
– Courtney (@purelylorde) November 24, 2018
The teaser opens with Glover (also known as Childish Gambino) singing and playing the guitar while his girlfriend, played by Rihanna, enters the room behind him. From there, he takes intense turns with Glover running through the city, acting and even being taken hostage.
"We live in paradise, but none of us really has the time or the means to live here," says his character at one point in the video.
The film is directed by Hiro Murai, the director behind the video of "This Is America" by Glover, and it is reported that it was filmed in Cuba, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The teaser clip tells the movie as a "Gambino Infantile Production". It will also have Black PantherLetitia Wright and Nonso Anozie.
Billboard has contacted Glover's representatives to make comments.
In August, a photo of Glover and Rihanna on the set of the film went viral online. No artist has published any information about it in their social media channels.
See the photos below.
The second PHAROS festival of Gambino, a three-day virtual reality experience, was launched in Auckland on November 23. The artist with multiple scripts debuted for the first time at the PHAROS festival in 2016 at Joshua Tree National Park in California, where he previewed the music of his then-previous album, Wake up, my love!