Donald Glover & Rihanna's Secret Film Project Teaser Debuts at His Pharos Fest: Watch

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Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino attends the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Attendees at Donald Glover's PHAROS Festival in New Zealand got a sneak peek of his super-secret upcoming film project with Rihanna over the weekend.

First footage of the mysterious movie -- reportedly titled Guava Island -- was posted on Twitter Saturday (Nov. 24) by what appears to be a PHAROS attendee.

The teaser opens with Glover (aka Childish Gambino) singing and playing guitar as his girlfriend, played by Rihanna, walks into the room behind him. From there, it takes some intense turns with Glover running around the city, performing, and even being taken hostage.  

“We live in paradise but none of us actually have the time or the means to live here,” his character says at one point in the clip.

The film is directed by Hiro Murai, the director behind Glover’s "This Is America" video, and reportedly shot in Cuba, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The teaser clip bills the film as a "Childish Gambino Production." It will also feature Black Panther's Letitia Wright and Nonso Anozie.

Billboard has reached out to Glover's representatives for comment.

In August, a photo of Glover and Rihanna on the set of the film went viral online. Neither artist has posted any information about it on their social media channels.

See the photos below.

Gambino's second PHAROS festival -- a three-day virtual reality experience -- launched in Auckland on Nov. 23. The multi-hyphenate artist first debuted his PHAROS festival in 2016 at Joshua Tree National Park in California, where he previewed music from his then-upcoming album, Awaken, My Love!


Guava Island -- @badgalriri x @childishgambino

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