Dakota Johnson has entered into negotiations to join the cast of Olivia Wilde thriller ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’.
Johnson would join an ensemble cast of Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Shia LaBeouf. With plot details being kept under wraps, it is not known which character she will play, although Pugh is said to play the main role in the feature with Wilde stepping in to also play a character.
The project will see Johnson and LeBeouf reunite after starring in 2019’s ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’.
The project is a psychological thriller set in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert.
Wilde will produce the movie, ‘Booksmart’ scribe Katie Silberman will rewrite the original script from Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Silberman will also produce alongside Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment. Catherine Hardwicke is executive producing the movie, alongside Shane and Carey Van Dyke.
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New Line Cinemas is backing ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’ and has marked the project high priority, having landed the rights after a heated bidding war.
Dakota has been busy over the past couple of years, starring in Luca Guadagnino’s remake of ‘Suspiria’, Drew Goddard’s ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ and ‘Wounds’. She will next be seen in the romantic comedy ‘The High Note’ alongside Bill Pullman, Ice Cube and Tracee Ellis Ross.