Since the very beginning, everyone’s attention has been focused on the song “Don’t Worry, Darling.” And all of this occurred several years before Harry Styles became involved.
It was a picture that everyone wanted to make, and 18 different studios and streaming services were vying for the opportunity to work with Wilde on her sophomore feature film as a director: A psychological thriller set in the 1950s about a housewife named Alice (Florence Pugh) who begins to have doubts about her seemingly ideal life and the unnamed corporation that her husband Jack (Styles) works for.
However, it hasn’t ceased making headlines in the past two years, from Shia LaBeouf’s unexpected exit (he was replaced by Styles) to the paparazzi-stoked speculation surrounding Wilde and Styles’ relationship off-screen. Both of these events occurred in the past two years. Then, earlier this year, there was the strange incident in which Wilde was served custody papers by her ex-husband Jason Sudeikis, with whom she has two children, in the middle of a presentation to thousands of exhibitors in Las Vegas.
LaBeouf, who is going to court next year on abuse charges made by his ex-girlfriend FKA twigs, decided to fight the narrative that he had been fired even as recently as this past week. The myth has been circulating for the previous two years. As evidence that he had left his job, he provided the entertainment trade publication Variety with emails and SMS. It has resulted in hype that can’t be bought, but it has also resulted in constant tabloid and TikTok chatter. All of this has happened for a movie that hasn’t even been released yet.
But very soon, people will start talking about the movie again: Don’t Worry Darling will make its red carpet debut at the Venice International Film Festival on September 5, and then it will be released in theaters throughout the United States on September 23. (The premiere will take place on September 22 in Singapore.) Aside than that, Wilde doesn’t care what draws audiences into the theater as long as they are there.
Wilde recently gave an interview to The Associated Press in which she discussed her vision, her disagreement with the ratings board, and the reasons why she believes Alice to be the hero we require at this time. The remarks have been condensed and clarified before being posted.