Olivia Wilde to direct psychological thriller about a 1950s housewife
Wilde is set to helm and star in Don’t Worry, Darling, a psychological thriller centering on a discontented 1950s housewife, whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath. It producer Roy Lee and Booksmart co-writer Katie Silberman are also on board as producers, with Silberman rewriting a script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke (Netflix’s The Silence).
As Don’t Worry, Darling is in early stages of development, and has yet to be picked up by a studio, further details are scarce at the moment. Wilde is also attached to direct an untitled holiday comedy at Universal, with Silberman penning that script as well.
One can only hope Wilde brings the same intelligence and energy to these projects that she did Booksmart, which earned rave reviews upon its release in May. The comedy follows two high school overachievers (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever) who try to make up for their straight-laced years with one night of wild partying. (And, with apologies to Midsommar, includes the year’s best hallucinatory drug trip sequence so far.)