“Don’t Worry Darling” by New Line Cinema and filmmaker Olivia Wilde premieres at the 79th Venice International Film Festival


BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New Line Cinema’s Don’t Worry Darling, director Olivia Wilde’s highly anticipated second feature, is set to make its world premiere out of competition at 79e Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, from August 31 to September 10, 2022. The announcement was made today by Alberto Barbera, director of 79e Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia.

Alongside the announcement, Wilde – who will be attending the Festival, along with co-stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan and Chris Pine – said: “I’m honored and thrilled that ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is having its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. When we dreamed of making this film, we imagined Venice as our ultimate goal, and we find it hard to believe that this is actually happening! From our cast – led by the formidable Florence Pugh and Harry Styles – to this world design and kinetic cinematography, the film was designed to be viewed within the collective framework of the theatrical experience. That this first screening takes place in the dazzling setting of the Lido of Venice and in the presence of some of the most accomplished artists of international cinema is more than exciting. I look forward to sharing the visceral journey of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ with the world, starting with the Venice Film Festival, and I want to thank Alberto Barbera and the Biennale for the selection. It really is a dream come true.

The Venice Film Festival is officially recognized by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations). The objective of the Festival is to publicize and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organizes retrospectives and tributes to major personalities to contribute to a better understanding of the history of cinema.

From New Line Cinema comes “Don’t Worry Darling”, directed by Olivia Wilde (“Booksmart”) and starring Florence Pugh (Oscar nominee for “Little Women”), Harry Styles (“Dunkirk”), Wilde (to come “Babylon”), Gemma Chan (“Crazy Rich Asians”), KiKi Layne (“The Old Guard”) and Chris Pine (“All the Old Knives”).

Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky enough to live in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town home to the men who work for the top-secret Victory project and their families. The 1950s societal optimism embraced by their CEO, Frank (Pine) – both corporate visionary and motivational life coach – anchors every aspect of daily life in the tightly woven desert utopia.

While the husbands spend each day inside the Victory Project headquarters, working on ‘progressive materials development’, their wives, including Frank’s stylish partner, Shelley (Chan), spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. . Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs being met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and an unconditional commitment to the cause of Victory.

But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something far more sinister lurking beneath the attractive facade, Alice can’t help but wonder exactly what they’re doing in Victory and why. How much is Alice willing to lose to expose what is really going on in this paradise?

A bold, twisted, and visually stunning psychological thriller, “Don’t Worry Darling” is a powerful feature from director Olivia Wilde that features daring performances from Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, surrounded by an impressive, pitch-perfect cast.

The film also stars Nick Kroll (“How It Ends”), Sydney Chandler (“Gun”), Kate Berlant (“Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood”), Asif Ali (“WandaVision”), Douglas Smith ( “Big Little Lies”), Timothy Simons (“Veep”) and Ari’el Stachel (“Respect the Jux”).

Wilde is directing from a script written by his “Booksmart” writer Katie Silberman, based on a story by Carey Van Dyke & Shane Van Dyke (“Chernobyl Diaries”) and Silberman. The film is produced by Wilde, Silberman, Miri Yoon and Roy Lee, with Richard Brener, Celia Khong, Alex G. Scott, Catherine Hardwicke, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke executive producing.

Wilde is joined behind the camera by two-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique (“A Star Is Born,” “Black Swan”), production designer Katie Byron (“Booksmart”), editor Affonso Gonçalves (” The Lost Daughter”), Oscar-nominated composer John Powell (“Jason Bourne”), music supervisor Randall Poster (“No Time to Die”) and costume designer Arianne Phillips (“Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood”).

A New Line Cinema presentation, “Don’t Worry Darling” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and is set to open in international theaters from September 21, 2022 and in North America on September 23, 2022.

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