Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Adds Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf, And Chris Pine

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart may have gotten shafted at the Oscars, but it was one of the most critically-acclaimed movies of 2019. It’s bought her a ton of cred which she’s put to use in lining up a handful of projects. The first one she’s tackling is psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, and that cred has helped her secure an incredible cast.

Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf, and Chris Pine are all set to join Wilde’s next film, Don’t Worry Darling, according to Variety. Damn. The film will reunite Wilde with Booksmart writer Katie Silberman who is rewriting a script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke.

The story was originally described as following an unhappy 1950s housewife, but now we know it will also take place in a utopian society.

Pugh is said to have the lead role. She’s quickly become, arguably, the hottest actress working today with roles in Fighting with My Family, Little Women, Midsommar, and Marvel’s Black Widow. LaBeouf is coming off a praised performance in The Peanut Butter Falcon, as well as in Honey Boy, a film based on his own childhood. Pine is…well, look, I’m not a fan but the guy is a huge star and will be seen next in Wonder Woman 1984.

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