Olivia Wilde

Don’t Worry Darling: Olivia Wilde has shared a first look at the thriller everybody’s talking about

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Olivia Wilde has shared behind-the-scenes photos of her new film, Don’t Worry Darling, which stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. Here’s everything we know about the movie that everybody is talking about right now.

There’s a lot of buzz around Olivia Wilde’s upcoming movie, Don’t Worry Darling. Sure, with more people engaging with light celebrity gossip in this otherwise boring lockdown, there’s a lot of focus on the alleged off-screen “relationship” between Wilde and the film’s star, Harry Styles. But when it comes down to what’s happening on-screen, this film really does look and sound like it’s going to be worthy of all the hype around it. And Wilde has just added to the excitement by sharing behind-the-scenes photographs of filming.

One of the black-and-white pictures shows Styles wearing a suit and sat in a 50s cars, suggesting that the film is going to be very aesthetically pleasing. Commenting on his approach to playing the supporting male role, Wilde writes: “It is harrrrrd to find actors who recognise why it might be worth it to allow for a woman to hold the spotlight. Enter: @harrystyles.” 

She has also shared a photograph of Florence Pugh, who takes the lead in the movie, writing alongside it: “Can’t wait for the world to see the astonishing work you’ve put into this movie. Tom Cruise run + Meryl skills = THE FLO.”

Originally reported on 12 September 2020: Olivia Wilde has confirmed that Harry Styles is joining the cast for her upcoming movie, Don’t Worry Darling. As reported in Deadline, he will replace Shia LaBeouf.

Styles will star alongside Florence Pugh, Dakota Johnson and Chris Pine in the highly anticipated psychological thriller.

Ever since her turn as Alex Kelly in The OC, we knew that Wilde would continue to do brilliant things in the world of entertainment. Last year, the actor-turned-director was the woman behind hit indie movie Booksmart, starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. It was met with praise by critics – who called it one of the “funniest films of 2019” – and fans alike.

But this new project sounds completely different.

Wilde is directing and producing Don’t Worry Darling with her Booksmart writing partner, Katie Silberman, and It producer Roy Lee. 

Deadline describes the movie as being “a psychological thriller for the Time’s Up era”. It will focus on a 1950s housewife (played by Pugh) whose “reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath”. 

The Hollywood Reporter describes the setting as “an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert”. It also says the story “centres on a housewife who uncovers a disturbing truth about her seemingly perfect life”.

Wilde has spoken out about the Me Too movement before, tweeting a message that said she stood in solidarity with other female actors after the Harvey Weinstein allegations came out. “Let’s be clear,” she wrote. “What Harvey Weinstein did to those women was nothing short of abuse. I am disturbed, and disgusted. It’s appalling.”

Olivia Wilde directed Booksmart.
Olivia Wilde directed Booksmart.

“Though I never witnessed it, I stand in solidarity with his victims, and hope their bravery sends a loud message to all abusers of power,” she continued.

“The victim blaming needs to stop. As does the shaming of women who didn’t come forward earlier. They spoke, and we are here to listen.”

Everything Wilde turns her hand to is brilliant, so we really can’t wait for this one.

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…

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