"Guava Island is an expansion of Glover's idea of freedom."
By Jessie Wade
Hiro Murai and Donald Glover's new film, Guava Island, premiered at Coachella and has now officially released on Amazon Prime as of Saturday, April 13 at 12:01 AM PT.
The comedy-thriller stars Glover, Rihanna, Nonso Anozie, and Letitia Wright
Murai – who has worked on numerous projects with Glover, including Atlanta ̵
"I'm really humbled having the opportunity to present something this time and timeless. Cuba, this is one of my favorite projects I've ever worked on, "Glover said.
" Guava Island is the end result of four incredible weeks spent in Cuba with some of the most inspiring creative talents I've ever met , "Murai said. "
Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, said:" We are so proud to be able to amplify Donald & Hiro's vision and share this compelling story with our Prime subscribers across the globe. "
Amazon Studios was in an intense bidding war while the movie was in post-production before they acquired exclusive distribution rights for Guava Island.
Donald Glover is known as a Swiss army knife in the entertainment industry since his creation of the TV series Atlanta to play Miles Morales in Ultimate Spider-Man and a role in Marvel Studios' Spider-Man: Homecoming to the Sneaky Smuggler Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story to Play Simba in the upcoming The Lion King
Glover's rapper persona as Childish Gambino has won dozens of the awards, including four Grammy's in 2019 for his critically acclaimed controversial song and music video, "This Is America", which took home the Song of the Year
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