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Watch Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in the Don't Worry Darling teaser trailer

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Don't Worry Darling is one project we are well and truly excited for. 2020 wasn't great for new releases, what with everything being put on hold, but thankfully we've been treated to a whole host of brilliant movies since. From Dune to No Time To Die, Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde's new film is next on our hit list.

The movie was announced in mid 2020, has a brilliant cast and crew, the story sounds great, and the first look pictures and teaser trailer suggest the aesthetics are everything. Yep, we want to watch it a million times over already.

And if you weren't already completely sold, director Olivia Wilde has also spoken out about her "no a**holes on set" policy while filming the project, and detailed how some terrible advice she was once given by a very famous director helped shape that policy. Truly, this film ticks all the boxes, on and off camera.

Here's everything else you need to know about the upcoming production.

Do we have a Don't Worry Darling trailer yet?

Yes! Well, we have a 10-second teaser trailer, courtesy of director Olivia Wilde - and it looks amazing. Olivia shared the teaser on Instagram, where we can see Florence Pugh dressed in perfect 1950s style in her role as Alice. Plus, there's also a clip showing things getting *pretty* steamy between Florence and co-star Harry Styles, who plays Alice's husband Jack.

The trailer doesn't give us loads to go off, but we can already tell this psychological thrillers s going to be super eerie.

Have a watch for yourself here:

Prior to the trailer's release, we had our first glimpse of the film when cast members Harry Styles and Florence Pugh were photographed on set looking like the ultimate 1950s Californian couple. The One Direction singer is seen wearing two sharp AF suits, one brown and one navy, while Florence is seen in a floral blue wrap over dress with a big bouncy blow dry. We already know we're going to love this film.

Some fans even captured footage of the pair on set:

Do we have a Don't Worry Darling release date?

Yes, and sadly it's still quite a long way off. Director Olivia Wilde confirmed the film's release date while sharing the teaser trailer on Instagram, revealing that the movie will hit cinemas on 23 September 2022.

Ok, so it's a little while to wait, but hey - at least it's a date for the diary. And y'know, any date with Florence, Harry and Olivia involved, we're here for.

Who stars in Don't Worry Darling?

SO many good people. Florence Pugh from Little Women was confirmed as the female lead in April 2020, while 26-year-old Harry Styles was then added as the male lead in September. Shia LeBeouf allegedly pulled out due to scheduling conflicts, leading to Harry getting the role.

Photo credit: ANGELA WEISS - Getty Images
Photo credit: ANGELA WEISS - Getty Images

Chris Pine from Wonder Woman has also been photographed on set, alongside Olivia Wilde (who will also direct), American actor and comedian Nick Kroll, and relative newcomer Sydney Chandler. Gemma Chan and KiKi Layne will also reportedly star.

Behind the camera Olivia Wilde is directing the project, which is a great sign after the success of her directorial debut Booksmart. In a recent interview with Variety Wilde spoke about the rumours she has a "no a**holes on set" policy, and revealed that bad advice prompted it.

"Someone, who's a very established actor and director in this industry, gave me really terrible advice that was helpful, because I just knew I had to do the opposite," Wilde explained when asked about the rumoured policy. "They said, 'Listen, the way to get respect on a set, you have to have three arguments a day. Three big arguments that reinstate your power, remind everyone who’s in charge, be the predator.' That is the opposite of my process. And I want none of that... The no assholes policy it puts everybody on the same level."

She continued... "I also noticed as an actress for years how the hierarchy of the set separated the actors from the crew in this very strange way that serves no one… I think actors would actually like to know more about what’s happening there when you’re pulling my focus? What is that lens change? But the idea of, don’t bother the actors and keep them separate, and don’t look at them. I think it makes everyone quite anxious."

In February 2020, Olivia also dedicated a gushing Instagram post to Harry - her boyfriend - for his commitment to the project. She said, "Little known fact: most male actors don’t want to play supporting roles in female-led films. The industry has raised them to believe it lessens their power (i.e financial value) to accept these roles, which is one of the reasons it’s so hard to get financing for movies focusing on female stories. No joke, it is harrrrrd to find actors who recognise why it might be worth it to allow for a woman to hold the spotlight.

"Enter: @harrystyles, our “Jack” . Not only did he relish the opportunity to allow for the brilliant @florencepugh to hold centre stage as our “Alice”, but he infused every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity. He didn’t have to join our circus, but he jumped on board with humility and grace, and blew us away every day with his talent, warmth, and ability to drive backwards. 👊 #dontworrydarling"

Wow this sounds exciting.

What is Don't Worry Darling about?

It's a thriller meets drama. Collider report that Florence will play an "unhappy housewife (Alice) who slowly begins to question her own sanity when she starts to notice strange occurrences in her small, utopian community in the California desert." Harry will be her "picture-perfect husband (Jack), who loves her dearly, but is hiding a dark secret from her."

Photo credit: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX - Getty Images
Photo credit: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX - Getty Images

Deadline added that it's a "psychological thriller which is set in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert." The script was written by Booksmart writer Katie Silberman, and the production will be executive produced by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. Olivia Wilde will direct and also star.

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