The former One Directioner member Harry Styles has roped one more new project in his freshly new acting career. The singer and former boy band-er is making his grand re-entrance to the silver screen with Olivia Wilde’s next directional project, Don’t Worry Darling.
Harry’s last project was Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk three years ago, where his performance earned favorable reviews from fans and critics alike. His return to Hollywood is marked by an already star-studded cast including Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, and Dakota Johnson. Harry will be replacing Shia LaBeouf, who dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflict.
Styles would join Florence Pugh and Chris Pine who signed on earlier this year. Wilde has a key supporting role onscreen.
Although little is known about the movie’s plot, Don’t Worry, Darling is set in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert. Katie Silberman wrote the screenplay based on a spec script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke.
Harry will play her “picture perfect” husband, who “loves her dearly, but is hiding a dark secret from her.”
Don’t Worry Darling is slated to start production in the fall, though no information has been made public regarding a release date. Either way, the film is already earning massive buzz and looking to be one of the most highly anticipated titles for whenever people can go see movies again.
Catherine Hardwicke is executive producing the film alongside Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Wilde and Silberman will produce along with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment. Richard Brener, Daria Cercek, and Celia Khong will oversee the project for New Line.
While Styles’ attachment to anything draws appeal to the project, insiders say Warner Bros execs have always been looking for that next thing after being blown away by his acting chops in Dunkirk. Sources add after impressing Wilde and Pugh during an initial meeting, the feeling was mutual to get Styles to sign on to the project.