"Guava Island is an extension of Glover's idea of freedom."
By Jessie Wade
The new film by Hiro Murai and Donald Glover, Guava Island, was presented to Coachella and is now officially released on Amazon Prime starting Saturday, April 13 at 12:01 pm Pacific Time.
The comic-thriller stars Glover, Rihanna, Nonso Anozie and Letitia Wright.
Murai – who has worked on many projects with Glover, including Atlanta – directed the film, while his brother, Stephen Glover, wrote the screenplay, based on a Royalty story. The film is described as "an expansion of the idea of Glover Freedom", in the areas of creativity and business.
"I am truly honored to have the opportunity to present something also of topicality and timelessness." Between Rihanna and the Cuban people, it is the most 39, one of my favorite projects that I've never worked on, "said Glover.
"The island of Guava is the end result of four incredible weeks spent in Cuba with some of the most inspiring creative talents I have ever encountered," said Murai. "Designers, performers, musicians and filmmakers from around the world have come together to create this crazy dream of a production fever."
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said, "We are very proud to be able to amplify Donald & Hiro's vision and share this fascinating story with our premium subscribers around the world."
Amazon Studios was in an intense bidding war while the film was in post-production before the acquisition of exclusive distribution rights for Guava Island. It is now available exclusively on Amazon Prime in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Donald Glover is known as a Swiss army knife in the entertainment industry, since his inception of the Atlanta TV series to epitomising Miles Morales in Ultimate Spider-Man and a role in Marvel Studios' Spider-Man: Trafficker's return to the country sneaky Lando Calrissian Solo: A story of Star Wars to play Simba in the next Lion King.
Glover's rapper, Childish Gambino, has won dozens of awards, including four Grammys in 2019 for his controversial song and video, This Is America, which won the song title of the year.
A tip to give us? Do you want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected].
Jessie Wade is a journalist at IGN and thinks that Donald Glover's abilities are incredible. Chat with her on Twitter @ jessieannwade.