Ever since Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ enamoured audiences, Wilde has become hot property behind the camera. So it’s no surprise that the likes of Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Shia LaBeouf have all joined her for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’.
Pugh is said to play the main role in the feature with Wilde stepping in to also play a character.
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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Pugh’s star is most certainly rising, since her star turn in ‘Lady Macbeth’ she has gone on to star in David Mackenzie’s ‘Outlaw King’, ‘Fighting with my Family’, Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommer’ and most recently put in a star performance in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of ‘Little Women’. She will also star in the forthcoming Marvel production ‘Black Widow’.
Pine can next be seen in the ‘Wonder Women’ sequel ‘1984’ where he will reprise his role of Steve Trevor. Pine was last seen in the limited series ‘We Are The Night’. He also just finished up filming on ‘Violence of Action’. Only last week, it was announced that Pine has also signed up to star in the reboot of ‘The Saint’.
LaBeouf’s career is going through a much-needed revival, last appearing in both ‘Honey Boy and ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’. He has just finished filming ‘Pieces of a Woman’.