On the first day of CinemaCon, Olivia Wilde brought the 1950s to life by presenting the first look at Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in the psychological thriller “Don’t Worry, Darling.”
The trailer for the film was shown to movie theatre owners attending the annual exposition trade show, which is not yet available to the general public. As the footage begins, it shows Styles and Pugh’s characters cuddling up in bed together.
As a husband and wife, they are cast as residents of a beautiful experimental village in the California desert, complete with carefully arranged palm trees and expensive automobiles.
“How about you and me?” she inquires of her husband. “Always. “It’s just you and me.”
Pugh portrays a contented woman who grows increasingly worried that her husband’s glossy firm may be concealing unpleasant secrets as the film progresses. He’s working on a project called the Victory Project, which he hopes will have a positive impact on the globe.
“Do you even know what the Victory Project is?” says the narrator. “Have you ever thought about it?” Pugh turns to her obedient husband for assistance. It seems that the more she begins to question his work, the more people believe she is insane. “I don’t trust him, and I don’t want to be here any longer,” she says, tears in her eyes, as her disbelief grows stronger.
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Styles can also be seen shouting in a car and subsequently indulging in personal actions with Pugh at a dining room table in other sequences in the video. They may not be able to trust one another, but they have no trouble getting it on with one another.
When Styles and Pugh are hot and heavy against a sink, it doesn’t matter if Chris Pine’s character happens to be in the same room. Later on, Styles does his distinctive dances on top of the elegant dining room table, which has been beautifully decorated.
Wilde shared some insight into the concept behind “Don’t Worry Darling,” which was influenced by films such as “Inception,” “The Matrix,” and “The Truman Show” while speaking on stage at Caesars Palace, where CinemaCon is presently taking place. She describes the film as “a love letter to movies that push the frontiers of our imagination,” and she is correct.
In front of the audience of theatre proprietors, she challenged them to “imagine a life in which you have everything you possibly want.” It’s not simply about the material, concrete things… like having a lovely house, perfect weather, and stunning automobiles.” In addition, there are the things that truly count, such as true love, the perfect partner, genuine, trusted friendships, and a sense of purpose that feels significant.”
“Can you tell me what it would take for you to give up that life, that ideal life?” Are you truly willing to give up something in order to do what is right?” Wilde was the one who inquired. “Are you willing to demolish the system that was put in place to serve you?” says the interrogator.
In “Don’t Worry Darling,” Wilde baited the audience with the great question at the heart of the story. The presentation ended with Wilde being handed a strange manilla envelope from someone in the audience, although she did not mention the contents of the letter during her speech.
Wilde also lavished praise on her cast members (who were not present at Warner Bros.’ presentation on Tuesday night), praising pop sensation Styles as “an up-and-coming actor with no other career that I am aware of, and he is nothing short of a revelation in this part.” Wilde also praised her director, who was absent from the presentation on Tuesday night.
According to Wilde, Pugh, who is best known for her roles in the films “Black Widow,” “Midsommar,” and “Little Women,” is “brilliant, sensual, strong, and difficult,” and that “we knew this movie would live or die based on her performance.”
Other notable members of the high-wattage cast include Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Nick Kroll, in addition to Styles, Pugh, and Pine. Carey and Shane Van Dyke wrote the spec script, which was turned into a screenplay by Katie Silberman.
“Don’t Worry Darling” is Wilde’s follow-up movie to the coming-of-age comedy “Booksmart,” which he directed earlier this year. Prior to becoming a director, she appeared in films and television shows such as “Tron: Legacy,” “Drinking Buddies,” and “The O.C.” She has also appeared in commercials.
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In Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling, viewers are longing for a glimpse of Harry Styles and Florence Pugh kissing on the red carpet. Wilde did not disappoint when he appeared at the Warner Bros. Cinema Con event. Florence Pugh stars as a pampered, picture-perfect 1950s housewife who begins to suspect that something is amiss with her picture-perfect existence in the trailer, which aired during the event.
The teaser was inspired by The Matrix and Inception, and it gave the film a Truman Show feel. “They’re lying about everything,” Pugh laments, tears streaming down his face at one point. “Everyone is treating me as though I’m insane. And I’m not delusional!” Pugh’s loving husband is played by Harry Styles, who also happens to be Wilde’s boyfriend.
Pugh works for a mystery business known as “The Victory Project.” While in the trailer, the two appear to be getting hot and heavy while simultaneously bickering as Pugh’s concern about Styles’ employment grows more intense. Styles was referred to as an “up-and-coming actor with no other career that I am aware of,” according to Wilde. While the trailer was shown to the crowd, Warner Bros. did not disclose when the trailer would be made available to the general public.
Even before the film was officially revealed, there was a great deal of excitement surrounding it. During Wilde’s pitching process, it was announced that the picture was the subject of a bidding war, with 18 studios and streaming services competing to acquire the thriller.
Wilde presented her concept for the film, including the question she wished to have answered. “I want you to picture living a life in which you have everything you desire and everything you could ever desire,” says the author.
It’s more than just a nice automobile. The things that truly matter in life. Love at first sight. A partner, a purpose that feels meaningful, all of this is possible. What would it take for you to give up your perfect life? What would you have to sacrifice? Would you be willing to demolish the system that was put in place to serve you?” Speaking of serving, she was also presented with a strange envelope during her presentation, but she chose not to share the information with the audience at the time.