Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry, Darling has been in the works for some months, and with last night’s announcement of a stellar cast, it’s certain to take off. According to Deadline, Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf and Chris Pine are now set to headline the thriller.
Pugh, who over the last year has had a slate of high-profile roles including the lead, Dani, n A24’s Midsommar and Amy March in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, will no doubt bring a strong performance to her role. Shia LaBeouf follows on from his directorial triumph Honey Boy last year, and Chris Pine will be working on the project alongside negotiations for him to star in Paramount’s reboot of The Saint.
Details for the synopsis for Don’t Worry, Darling are scant at the moment, but we do know that it will be set in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert. As well as directing and producing, Wilde will also star, so we can look forward to an impressive lineup.
It’s fair to say that Wilde’s career has been diverse, spanning the Tron reboot series and beyond. After headlining a number of festivals in 2019 with her directorial debut Booksmart, which was received as a critical and commercial success, Wilde has gone from strength to strength. We reported last summer that New Line had picked up her latest project, beating 17 other bidders to the title, so it was always a popular bet; now the heavyweight names attached are bound to boost Wilde’s credentials.