An audacious, twisted and visually stunning thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, the powerhouse feature from director Olivia Wilde (Book Smart) that boasts intoxicating performances from Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, made its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival today.
The story is about Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) who believe they are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Chris Pine)—equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach—anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives—including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley (Chan)—get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.
But when cracks in her idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise? Watch the trailer below:
Premiere at the Venice International Film Festival
While Don’t Worry Darling has had its share of behind-the-scenes controversy, all of that was left behind for the Red Carpet premiere today. Florence Pugh who was reportedly not going to show up, not only did but she did it in a Valentino dress. Look below:
Don’t Worry Darling is rated R by the MPA for sexuality, violent content and language. It stands at 67% on Rotten Tomatoes with only six reviews so far.
The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and is set to open in theaters internationally beginning 21 September 2022 and in North America on September 23, 2022.
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