Don't Worry Darling with Florence Pugh and Harry Styles temporarily stops filming due to positive COVID-19 test
Olivia Wilde's directorial Booksmart follow-up, Don't Worry Darling, has temporarily stopped filming in Los Angeles after a team member tested positive for COVID-19, EW has learned.
The film stars Wilde, Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Kiki Layne, Gemma Chan, and Nick Kroll, and has been shooting since last month. The diagnosis was confirmed during a series of ongoing tests on site that are now regularly required of all crew members on most live-action film and TV productions. The individual is currently in isolation.
According to Deadline, cast members are quarantining as a precaution, given their close proximity to the individual.
Per typical guidelines, production is presumed to shut down for 14 days. This was the case with Jurassic World: Dominion after Universal reported "a small amount of positive tests" among the crew at the start of October. Production pauses are now common speed bumps as studios and network adapt to filming in these new pandemic-prompted conditions. Stephen Amell recently opened up about testing positive for COVID-19, forcing the crew on his Starz series Heels to reshuffle the filming schedule around his absence.
Photos of the actors on Don't Worry Darling, including tux-clad Pine and Styles, were taken from around the set a day before the positive test was revealed.
Plot details are largely unknown, but the 1950s-set psychological thriller revolves around a housewife in an isolated, utopian community in the California desert, who learns a dark truth about her husband. Styles came in as a replacement for Shia LaBeouf after the actor departed his role due to scheduling conflicts.
Wilde's Booksmart writer Katie Silberman penned the screenplay off a spec script from Shane and Carey Van Dyke.