“Darling Darling,” a psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde and starring Harry Styles and Florence Pug, is set to open in theaters next fall. The film is set for September 2, 2022.
Set in the 1950s, the New Line movie “Don’t Wear Darling” follows a housewife living in a utopian experimental community with her husband, who begins to worry that her glamorous company might be hiding annoying secrets.
In addition to Styles and Pug, the cast includes Chris Pine, Wild, Jemma Chan, Kiki Lane and Nick Kroll. Katie Silverman wrote the screenplay from a special script by Carrie and Shane Van Dyke.
Shooting for “Don’t Wear Darling” began in Los Angeles in late 2020, but production was halted for two weeks after someone on the set tested positive for Covid-1 for. It was an unfortunate reality for many movies, including “Jurassic World: Dominion”, “The Batman” and “The Harder the Fall,” when shooting began at a time when the epidemic was spreading and the vaccine was not widely available. “Don’t worry darling” finished production in February 2021.
In a previous interview with Diversity, Wilde discusses the complexities of making a movie while trying to avoid a highly contagious virus.
“It definitely affects that right element of the process, that friendship. It definitely makes it harder,” he said. “You really have to focus on everyone’s eyes. Everyone is communicating so differently, and there are so many gestures.”
Wilde, whose acting credits include “Tron: Legacy,” “Drinking Buddies” and “The OC”, made his directorial debut with the upcoming comedy “Bookmart”. In the wake of the film’s widespread positive reception, Wild’s sophomore management feature sparked a bidding battle with New Line Cinema, which defeated 18 companies that wanted to make “Don’t Wear Darling.”
Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Miri Eun will co-produce “Don’t Wear Darling” with Wilde and Silverman. Executive producers include Richard Brenner, Celia Khong, Katherine Hardwick, Carrie Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke and Alex G. Scott.