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Watch Rihanna and Childish Gambino play a couple in a new trailer

Is this basically Ferris Bueller’s Day Off but in Cuba?

We finally get to see what it would look like if Rihanna and Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) were dating. Of course, it’s a match made in heaven.

This weekend, Childish Gambino put on his own music festival in New Zealand, where he debuted the trailer for his upcoming film. Thought to be titled Guava Island, the preview shows him playing a guitar and singing to himself when Rihanna enters to take the piss out of him. “That’s funny, that’s what my other girlfriends say,” he replies before she throws a pillow in his face. The video was uploaded by a fan in attendance at Gambino’s PHAROS Festival, and even though the screen is stupidly small and out of focus, the chemistry between the two stars is clear.

However, we do still need clarity on the film’s plot. “We live in paradise but none of us actually have the time or the means to live here,” says Gambino as his character runs through the idyllic locations. In the clip, he tells Rihanna they both deserve a day off and they dance on the seafront. He runs past people playing instruments, he gets mugged in an alleyway, and there’s some brief flashes of Gambino performing with his shirt off on a stage. Is this a sexy tropical remake of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Perhaps.

Rumours that the pair were making a film have been circulating since August, when they were spotted filming in Havana, Cuba. It’s billed as a Childish Gambino film despite the fact the actor-slash-musician said he was retiring his stage name soon. According to the credits, it will also co-star Letitia Wright and Nonso Anozie, and was directed by Hiro Murai, who previously collaborated with the multi-hyphenate on Atlanta and the visceral “This Is America” video.

It’s unlikely that Gambino intended for this trailer to travel very far. Phones were banned inside PHAROS festival and attendees reported to local newspapers that they had to put their devices in a lock-bag before they were allowed entry into a giant luminous dome where Gambino performed for hours.

Some fans said they found the dome “overwhelming” as it filled with lasers and graphic projections of “crazy dancing humans”, and images from nature like coral, fires, rivers, and caves.

Glover has previously told Vanity Fair that PHAROS festival as a “communal space.” He explained: “We aren’t tied to a format and that lets us adapt in a way that others can’t. We’re selling real intimacy. We protect the experience and it becomes something you genuinely share with the people around you and you take away something special.” 

Watch the trailer below.