Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Shia LaBeouf to star in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming project ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

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Director Olivia Wilde, right, works with Beanie Feldstein on “Booksmart.” [United Artists Releasing photo]

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, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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. According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line hopes to begin filming as soon as coronavirus restrictions are loosened and it’s safe to do so.

New Line snatched up “Don’t Worry Darling” last summer in a competitive auction spurred by the acclaim of “Booksmart,” Wilde’s feature directorial debut.

Shane and Carey Van Dyke penned the original script, which was rewritten by Silberman.

Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight,” “Thirteen”) is executive producing alongside the Van Dykes. The project is being overseen at New Line by executives Richard Brener, Daria Cercek and Celia Khong.

-BAM

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