Director Olivia Wilde has taken to Instagram to announce the release date for her psychological thriller Don’t Worry, Darling, sharing a brief teaser of images from the film with a caption saying the film will be available to watch “in theaters only” on September 23, 2022. So we have one year and ten days left to wait for this one.
Written by Carey and Shane Van Dyke, with rewrites by Wilde and Katie Silberman, Don’t Worry, Darling is set “in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert”. It centers on
an unhappy housewife who slowly begins to question her own sanity when she starts to notice strange occurrences in her community.
Florence Pugh plays the housewife, with Harry Styles as her picture-perfect husband, who happens to be hiding a dark secret from her. Chris Pine plays “the revered leader of a mysterious worksite where all the men work just outside of town”. KiKi Layne, Gemma Chan, and Nick Kroll are also in the cast, and Wilde reserved a “key supporting role” for herself.
Pine has described the story as “so compelling and so fun and so dark and twisted.”
Wilde and Silberman produced Don’t Worry, Darling with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment. Catherine Hardwicke executive produced alongside the Van Dykes. Richard Brener, Daria Cercek, and Celia Khong oversaw the project for New Line Cinema.
New Line Cinema is a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and all of their 2021 releases are being released to the HBO Max streaming service the same day they reach theaters. Wilde’s Don’t Worry, Darling release date announcement makes it clear that the studio is not planning to give her film the same release strategy next year.
I’m very intrigued by Don’t Worry, Darling and look forward to check it out next September.