WEEK IN WOMEN: Florence Pugh Cast in Olivia Wilde’s DON’T WORRY DARLING – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Oscar nominee Florence Pugh (Little Women, Midsommar), Chris Pine (Star Trek, Wonder Woman) and Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy, The Peanut Butter Falcon) have been cast in actor/director Olivia Wilde’s upcoming 1950s period film Don’t Worry Darling.

The Booksmart helmer is directing and starring in the psychological thriller for New Line. Wilde is also producing with Katie Silberman, who wrote the current version of the script, along with Roy Lee and Miri Moon of Vertigo Entertainment.

Pugh will star as a housewife who discovers an unsettling truth about her seemingly ideal life in an utopian community in the California desert.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the project was looking at a late spring start for lensing. New Line hopes to begin filming as soon as coronavirus restrictions are loosened and it’s safe to do so. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.