Florence Pugh is Not Okay in New Trailer for Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling
Published 2 months ago
We’ve watched Florence Pugh slowly go insane in Midsommar, but it looks like one of Hollywood’s best talents is teaming up with director Olivia Wilde for one mind bender of a movie.
Watch Pugh star alongside Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, and Chris Pine in the first trailer for Don’t Worry Darling:
Here’s the official description:
Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Pine)—equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach—anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives—including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley (Chan)—get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.
But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?
The movie feels a tad like The Stepford Wives in which a seemingly perfect community is hiding a dark secret. We don’t know exactly what Victory is, but I have a feeling that none of the wives are in on the scheme—and that’s what Pugh’s character is all about uncovering.
While Pugh may have signed off her future to Marvel Studios for a while, she still manages to land some projects with great talent like Oppenheimer with Christopher Nolan and Dune: Part Two with Denis Villeneuve. I thought Olivia Wilde had a great debut with Booksmart, and I’m curious to see how she tackles what looks to be a horror film with this movie.
Don’t Worry Darling is set to hit theaters on Sept. 23.