You would think that the cast for Olivia Wilde’s upcoming film, “Don’t Worry, Darling” can’t get much better than it already is, with Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf, and Chris Pine already attached to star. And yet, it has, courtesy of Dakota Johnson.
According to THR, Johnson is in negotiations to co-star in the upcoming psychological thriller, “Don’t Worry, Darling,” which will be the directorial follow-up to Wilde’s debut film, “Booksmart.” The exact role is being kept under wraps, but the report claims that the film will follow a housewife (Pugh) in an isolated, utopian 1950s California community that begins to question her surroundings.
Johnson is probably best known for her role in the massive box office hit “50 Shades of Grey” and its subsequent sequels. However, if you’re someone that reads The Playlist often, you know that she’s taken that success and brought it to a career in indie/prestige work, such as two films with Luca Guadagnino, “A Bigger Splash” and “Suspiria.” She also recently starred in the underrated feel-good festival standout, “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” as well as “Wounds” and the upcoming drama, “The Friend.”
As mentioned, Dakota Johnson is joining a stacked cast with some of the best actors working today and one of the hottest filmmakers around. “Don’t Worry, Darling” is written by Katie Silberman, who reworked the original script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Silberman and Wilde previously worked on “Booksmart” together.
“Don’t Worry, Darling” still doesn’t have a planned release date, as the entire film industry is in a holding pattern thanks to COVID-19. But when the industry is allowed to safely return to work, it’s expected that Wilde and her cast will begin filming the new thriller.