Following his acting debut in Dunkirk, Harry Styles has landed one of the leads in Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry, Darling starring opposite Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, and Wilde.
Styles is replacing Shia LeBeouf, who had to leave the project due to a scheduling conflict.
Katie Silberman wrote the screenplay for Don’t Worry, Darling which is based on a script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke. The film is set in the 1950s in an isolated community in the California desert. Details about the plot are being kept under wraps with production set to start this fall.
New Line Cinemas acquired the rights to the film in August 2019, following a bidding war due to the critical acclaim of Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart.
Styles got his start with the band One Direction and he made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Nolan told journalists that he cast Styles because “he has an old-fashioned face … the kind of face that makes you believe he could have been alive in that period.”