Olivia Wilde Directing And Starring In Don’t Worry, Darling

Olivia Wilde

by James White |
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Having proved she has the directorial chops with this year's Booksmart, Olivia Wilde is igniting a bidding war between studios and streaming services for her potential next film. She's attached to star in and direct Don't Worry, Darling.

Shane and Carey Van Dyke (who saw their previous script, novel adaptation The Silence leapfrogged by the success of A Quiet Place) wrote the film, which is described as a psychological thriller about a 1950s housewife whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath.

Nothing more has been revealed yet, but it's apparently good enough (and with Wilde's involvement even more appealing) that around 12 offers are already on the table and the auction for the right to make it will probably close this weekend. Wilde is looking to have Katie Silberman, one of Booksmart's writers, polish the script before she makes it.

Wilde and Silberman have also recently sold and untitled Christmas comedy to Universal, and that'll be on their shared To-Do list along with the new thriller. And acting-wise, Wilde is busy on Clint Eastwood's latest,Richard Jewell.

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