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Don't Worry Darling: everything you need to know about Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde film

Don't Worry Darling is currently in production

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Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
Updated: March 15, 2021
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Harry Styles stunned audiences and the internet with his sassy and boa-clad rendition of Watermelon Sugar at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but it's not just his music that he's adored for - the former One Direction star has turned his hand to acting.

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After a small part in 2017's Dunkirk, Harry has bagged himself a leading role in Olivia Wilde's upcoming blockbuster, Don't Worry Darling, alongside Oscar-nominated actress Florence Pugh. 

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Olivia, who happens to be Harry's rumoured girlfriend, directs the film that also boasts Chris Pine and Kiki Layne in the cast. Given the hype around the cast and production, it's set to be one of the most talked about movies of the year. So what's it all about? Here's all you need to know...

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Olivia Wilde is directing the upcoming film

Don't Worry Darling plot

Not a huge amount is known about the film and the finer details are being kept under wraps while post-production is underway, but Deadline reports that the story focuses on a married couple "set in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert." The film is also set to be a psychological thriller with Harry playing the lead role as Jack, a husband with a secret to hide. Sounds intriguing, right?

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Harry will play lead role in Don't Worry Darling

Don't Worry Darling cast

The film certainly has a star-studded cast. Playing the role of Alice, Jack's wife, is Little Women star and Academy-Award nominee Florence Pugh. Also joining the line-up is Star Trek's Chris Pine, If Beale Street Could Talk star Kiki Layne and Crazy Rich Asians actress Gemma Chan. Director Olivia Wilde also has a part in the film.

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Florence Pugh stars opposite Harry Styles

One of the stars of the film recently opened up about the upcoming project. While promoting Wonder Woman 1984, Chris Pine told Entertainment Tonight: "The aesthetic of the movie is beautiful. The story is so compelling and so fun and so dark and twisted ... Shooting was wonderful. Olivia is very clear about what she wants." We can't wait!

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Kiki Layne also joins the cast

Don't Worry Darling release date

Sadly, there's no release date for Don't Worry Darling yet given filming has only just wrapped. The film did have to be postponed in early December due to a crew member testing positive for coronavirus, but it looks as if the cast and crew were able to return to set and finish the film safely. Olivia even gushed about her team after filming wrapped on her Instagram. 

She wrote of Harry: "No joke, it is harrrrrd to find actors who recognize 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 center stage as our 'Alice', but he infused every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity."

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