It was previously announced that Guava Island, the new Childish Gambino film featuring Rihanna, would premiere this Saturday on the Coachella YouTube live stream. Tonight, Glover confirmed that the movie will be out earlier than that. On Saturday at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific, according to Vanity Fair), the film is set to arrive on Amazon Prime.
“On Guava Island, a local musician is determined to throw a festival for everyone to enjoy,” reads the film’s description. The movie is described as a “tropical thriller.” The film was written by Glover’s brother Stephen, and according to Vanity Fair, it was inspired by City of God and Purple Rain. It’s directed by Glover’s “Atlanta” collaborator Hiro Murai. The film also stars Black Panther’s Letitia Wright. The film is being released in partnership with New Regency and Amazon Studios.