‘Don’t Worry, Darling’: Olivia Wilde Set to Direct, Star In New Psychological Thriller

/Film | 7/31/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Having made her feature directorial debut with the acclaimed comedy Booksmart, Olivia Wilde has lined-up a very different sort of follow-up. The filmmaker and actress will direct and star in Don’t Worry, Darling, a psychological thriller about an unhappy 1950s housewife. So it sort of sounds like Mad Men, with more thriller stuff.

Deadline broke the news about Olivia Wilde’s new movie, stating that studios and streaming services are both clamoring for the flick, with “a dozen offers on the table.” Variety, meanwhile, adds that “The project is being described as ‘a psychological thriller for the Times Up era’ will center on an unhappy 1950s housewife. [Katie] Silberman is re-writing a script by the sibling writing team of Shane and Carey Van Dyke, centered on a 1950s housewife.”

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Katie Silberman also co-wrote and produced Booksmart with Wilde, and the duo recently closed a deal to make a holiday comedy together. The good news here is that Booksmart‘s underperformance at the box office hasn’t hurt Wilde’s directorial career. While Wilde’s teen comedy was a huge hit with critics, audiences didn’t turn out in...
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