Childish Gambino Is ‘Down To Clown’ In New ‘Community’ Movie

Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, has reportedly said he’s “down” to star in the forthcoming Community movie.

The cult classic sitcom by Dan Harmon gave Childish Gambino his first major acting gig, and after reports emerged at the end of September that Peacock and Sony Pictures TV had greenlit a movie focused on the beloved Greendale Community College, all eyes were on the creative polymath to see if he’d reunite with his old castmates.

At the time of the announcement, Glover had not committed to the film, but now, according to creator Dan Harmon, Glover is “down to clown” in the upcoming movie.

Speaking at Variety’s Business Managers Breakfast on Wednesday (November 2), Harmon added that he’s currently writing the film, and that he “can’t imagine it without series star Donald Glover.”

“For lack of a better word, there was a ball fumbled… [Glover] is down to clown,” Harmon said about Glover’s involvement with the film. “Man, I would not want to think about making [the movie] without Donald.”

Childish Gambino had previously revived his role as Troy Barnes in 2020, when the cast of Community reunited for a virtual table read as part of a COVID-19 relief initiative benefiting Frontline Foods and José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen. At the time, he and his former cast mates all said that they would be open to the idea of doing a movie.

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“Watching it now, I’m like, ‘Oh, this show’s really punk,’” he said of the series. “Really subversive and like kind of punk. We had so much fun and now I’m like, ‘I want to watch this show again, like it was brand new.’”

Currently, Donald Glover is wrapping up the final season of his beloved FX TV series Atlanta, with the last episode set to air on Thursday (November 3).

As for new music, Glover had previously said he’d been in the studio, without saying when fans might get a follow-up to the last Childish Gambino project, 2020’s 3.15.20.

“I’m making a lot of music. I really love doing it,” he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I’ve made a bunch of it. It’s just really about how to experience it at this point.”

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