Harry Styles, the singer-come-actor, is set to take up his next big role and will star alongside Florence Pugh in the new Olivia Wilde film Don’t Worry, Darling.
In what will be Styles’ second role after previously playing a role in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film Dunkirk, the 26-year-old has been drafted in by director Olivia Wilde as a replacement for Shia LaBeouf who was forced to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts.
According to an exclusive report by Deadline, Styles will appear star alongside Chris Pine and Florence Pugh in Don’t Worry Darling, a film which is centred around a 1950s housewife living a generic suburban life in California. While little is known about the key plot details, it has been confirmed that Katie Silberman wrote the screenplay which has been loosely based on a script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke.
The film, which will arrive as the eagerly anticipated follow up for Director Wilde whose debut was released last year in the shape of Booksmart, is due to begin filming later this year and is being financed by New Line Cinemas, an American film production studio and a label of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
As per the report in Deadline, it has been confirmed that Catherine Hardwicke will act as executive producer on the project alongside contributing writers Shane and Carey Van Dyke.
Director Wilde will also be one producing duties, teaming up with screenwriter Silberman. Vertigo Entertainment has also sent Roy Lee and Miri Yoon as producing representatives.
Elsewhere, Richard Brener, Daria Cercek and Celia Khong will oversee the project for New Line.