Are you sitting down? We hope so, because this just in: Harry Styles will be starring in Olivia Wilde's new psychological thriller, Don't Worry Darling, alongside Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, and Dakota Johnson. The musician will be replacing Shia-LeBoeuf (AKA, some big ass shoes), who reportedly had to pull out of the project due to a scheduling conflict.
The plotline is still very much under wraps, but what we do know, is that according to Deadline the film is "set in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert". The screenplay is penned by Katie Silberman, who also wrote Wilde's directorial debut Booksmart which boasted critical acclaim upon release. Production is reportedly expected to commence later this year.
According to Collider, Styles' role is heavily tied to Pugh's as he plays the picture-perfect husband of an unhappy housewife (Pugh) who begins to feel unhinged when she starts to notice bizarre happenings in her small Californian town. Meanwhile, Styles "loves her dearly but is hiding a dark secret from her." Per Collider.
In a neighbouring house, Dakota Johnson will reportedly play Pugh's neighbour. She will try to warn her that everything is not what it seems. Pine is set to co-star as the leader of an odd worksite, whose workers and their wives all admire Pines character. Almost in a cult-like fashion.
Styles made his film debut from his breakout role in Dunkirk. And it's reported that since his on-screen appearance, he's been sought after to star in another production since. "It was a lot of fun," he told Today of the filmmaking experience. "It was one of the best experiences I think I've had.". He told Today it was "completely different" from performing in front of a stadium full of fans.
There is no trailer out yet or release date thus far. But you can count on us to be following along any updates like our lives depend on it.
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