Styling: Brandon Tan
In case of the odd chance you are not already sold by the title Guava Island, allow us to make further case for the new film with the fact that not only are Rihanna and Childish Gambino to star opposite each other, they play a couple. What. A. Concept!
Though there had been rumored reports of the stars working on a project in Cuba since the summer, the obscure details from a Cuban magazine, Vistar, still left most in the dark. Finally, after Childish Gambino premiered a sneak peak of the film at PHAROS music festival in New Zealand, we've secured enough divulgence (a.k.a. a video of the video) from Twitter sources to confirm. The two powerhouse musicians are no stranger to the silver screen, having proven themselves as bona fide actors with appearances in titles like Ocean's 8 by Rihanna and Star Wars by Donald Glover. Let's also not forget the "Pon de Replay" singer's cameo as herself in Bring It On: All or Nothing. This time around, both are really putting their acting chops to the test on this project, as it seems their characters are leading roles in the film. Not only that, but the bar is set extra high for Childish Gambino, as it appears in the credits that Guava Island, is a “a Childish Gambino Film”. The two will also play alongside Letitia Wright of Black Panther and Nonso Anozie from Game of Thrones.
Not much else is known of the film, but see below for a snapshot from set and the released trailer.