Don’t Worry Darling received a 5-minute standing ovation
Don’t Worry Darling, Olivia Wilde’s movie premiered in the Venice Film Festival tonight, attended by stars Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Harry Styles and Gemma Chan. The film received a five-minute ovation.
Pugh received an enthusiastic welcome on the red carpet as she stepped into her extravagant gown.
Styles arrived to a chorus of screaming female fans.
Pete Hammond, a Hollywood critic, called this movie a psychological thriller that has been candy-coated. Its about the terror that women go through who are surrounded by men trying to control their bodies.
Many Harry Styles fans camped out since early morning waiting for him in front of Sala Grande despite it being a sunny day.
In the morning, Wilde was joined by Chan, Pine, and Styles to field questions from the media. The controversy pertaining to withdrawal of Shia LaBeouf’s from the project and questions over absence of Florence Pugh’s during this press conference were mainly discussed.
Seeing that Florence was not present for the press conference, Wilde addressed her absence by saying, “Florence is a force; we are grateful she could make it to the premiere despite being in production.” She refused to discuss any of the endless gossip and noise out there, separating speculation by saying, “As for all the endless tabloid gossip and noise out there, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel I need to contribute to it. It has plenty of sustenance from myself.”
The film “Don’t Worry Darling” follows Jack, played by Harry Styles, and Alice, played by Florence Pugh. The characters seem grateful to be living in Victory, an experimental company town housing the workers and families of those who work for the top-secret Victory Project. The 1950s societal optimism adopted by the CEO, Frank, portrayed by Chris Pine, directs the nitty grittys of the aspects of their everyday lives.
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As they work on the “development of progressive materials,” the wives, including Frank’s graceful partner, Shelley, played by Gemma Chan, get to enjoy the beauty, luxury, and immodesty. Life seems perfect as every resident’s necessities are fulfilled by the company in return for mindless commitment and discretion.
All of it changes when the cracks begin to appear in their seemingly utopian lifestyle, indicating that something sinister is going underneath the surface. Tensions arise when Alice begins wondering about their existence in Victory.
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Don’t Worry Darling Premise, Production and More
The film, “Don’t Worry Darling” is primarily based on the story “The Chaos of Schedules,” by Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, and Katie Silberman. Returning to her suburban home on Christmas Eve after a break-up with her longtime boyfriend, a young woman must confront the trauma of her younger sister’s death in a car crash.
Jack and Alice are a young married couple living in the 1950s. They live in Victory, California, which is supposedly perfect because it was created by the mysterious company Jack works for. Curiosity about the nature of her husband’s work begins to consume her as cracks begin to form in their utopia.
In August 2019, eighteen studios competed against each other to acquire what would become the Olivia Wilde-directed project titled The Gamechanger. Later in the year, New Line Cinema won the auction and bought out the spec script written by Carey and Shane Van Dyke. The original script later popped up on the 2019 Black List. Katie Silberman later rewrote the script again when ended up as the screenplay of the film “Don’t Worry Darling”.
In April 2020, Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf and Chris Pine joined the cast of the film “Don’t Worry Darling”, with Dakota Johnson joining in August. Just a few months later, Harry Styles replaced LaBeouf.
On October 20th, the cast of the film” Don’t Worry Darling” was expanded with new additions KiKi Layne replacing Zoe because Zoe had to drop out for a scheduling conflict with The Lost Daughter. At the same time, additional actors Nick Kroll, Sydney Chandler, Asif Ali, Douglas Smith, Ari’el Satchel, Kate Berlant, and Timothy Simons joined the cast.
Principal photography started on October 26, 2020 in Los Angeles. On November 4, 2020, six individuals involved with the film were quarantined due to a positive test for COVID-19. The film “Don’t Worry Darling” wrapped shooting on February 13th, 2021. John Powell composed the music for the film.
The opening scene of the movie was filmed at The Kaufmann House, used in the film by Oscar Wilde during his visits to America. Though filming an entire visual story there would be too costly and eventually impossible, Wilde still created a great deal of inspiration from the house on her wall while she worked on the script.
In 2021, LaBeouf was reported to have been fired by Wilde for poor behavior and clashing with the cast and crew. Wilde elaborated on this, saying that
[LaBeouf’s] process was not one I personally believed in; his cast was always fighting with him. I think a more supportive environment that doesn’t go against my code of conduct for creating quality work is the best way to get your best effort from people. I believe filming takes responsibility to the production and takes responsibility to the other actors, it is what kept me responsible from my job of protecting them.
However, in August 2022, Shia LaBeouf refuted these claims. He had evidence to support his claims, including a video recording that he provided to Variety. The recording of Wilde stated:
I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet, and I think you might also be heartbroken. What if we try again?
There were rumors of Wilde and Pugh clashing on set, and the resulting tension created among both production and promotion for the film “Don’t Worry Darling”. This also contributed to conflict in scheduling with filming of Dune: Part Two, which was cited as a contributing factor.