Olivia Wilde to Direct Thriller ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ For New Line Cinema

The script auction for Olivia Wilde’s newest project Don’t Worry Darling has finally ended, with the director choosing New Line as the home of the upcoming period thriller that Wilde will direct and star in. The auction was fairly large, eventually swelling to 18 bidders that included Netflix, MGM, Apple, and Blumhouse.

Don’t Worry Darling is a psychological thriller about a 1950s housewife who discovers something disturbing after she begins to question her own reality. The original script was written by Shane & Carey Van Dyke but will be rewritten by Wilde’s Booksmart partner Katie Silberman. Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Miri Yoon will produce the film, along with Wilde and Silberman. Catherine Hardwicke will serve as executive producer

Wilde is currently in production on Clint Eastwood’s The Ballad of Richard Jewell, which is set to release in 2020. Her directorial debut, Booksmart, released earlier in the year and while it wasn’t a huge box office hit, it was positively received by critics and audience members alike, a likely reason as to why Wilde’s auction had so many bidders.

Wilde has also had a successful career as an actress, with recurring roles in television shows like House and Vinyl, and starring in movies such as Tron: Legacy, The Lazarus Effect, Drinking Buddies, and Rush.



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