She may have cracked comedy in her directorial debut, ‘Booksmart’ but Olivia Wilde know fancies taking a crack at a thriller ‘Don’t Worry Darling’.
Wilde will team up with her ‘Booksmart’ partner Katie Silberman and ‘IT’ producer Roy Lee and Miri Yoon.
The film is being described as “a psychological thriller for the Time’s Up era” and will centre on a 1950s housewife whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath.
Silberman is re-writing the screenplay which was drafted by Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Wilde will also produce the film.
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‘Booksmart’ was Wilde’s first dip in the director’s chair and she absolutely nailed it with most critics hailing it as the comedy of the year. The film landed her in the top 10 of Variety’s directors to watch. She has since been commissioned by Universal Pictures to direct and produce an untitled holiday comedy project.
On the acting side, Wilde was last seen in ‘Life Itself’ and his currently filming Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ which tells the story of the American security guard, Richard Jewell, who heroically saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist. Jon Hamm and Sam Rockwell also star.
Silberman’s past projects include ‘Set It Up,’ ‘Isn’t it Romantic’ and the upcoming ‘Most Dangerous Game’ which stars Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch.