The career of a star in the world of cinema can take different directions, some prefer to stay in their comfort zone, while others take risks to explore new paths in the world of entertainment, from experimenting with genres other than those they are used to, jump from television to cinema or vice versa, or even put aside his role as an actor or actress to take the baton of director and / or writer.
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That was the path Olivia Wilde chose. After passing through the hit series Dr. House, the actress made a leap to the big screen with comedies alongside Steve Carell (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – 36%) and even with terror impersonating a resurrected scientist (Risen – 14 %), as well as his time in the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens – 44%. After that he would begin to forge his own career as a filmmaker.
In this facet, he has also taken the liberty of going through different genres; in 2019 he premiered La noche de las nerds – 100%, which was very well received by critics, while last year he began filming a psychological thriller called Don’t worry darling, almost at the same time confirming that she would be in charge of bringing Spider-Woman to Marvel Studios. With Don’t worry darling, the actress and director had to face the great obstacles of the pandemic.
After the production took a mandatory pause at the end of last year due to a positive case of COVID 19, in which its protagonists were quarantined due to their closeness to whoever contracted the virus, he was finally able to finish his film. And although the public will have to wait another year to see the final result, Wilde has already shared the first and intriguing official trailer accompanied by the premiere date: September 23, 2022.
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In the video you can see the protagonist, Florence Pugh, in what seems to be an idealized suburban context that, in a matter of seconds, becomes passionate to end with dark and disturbing scenes where Pugh suffocates with what appears to be duct tape or plastic wrap. In just a few seconds, the video explores different emotions, raising expectations of the end result.
The film stars Pugh and singer Harry Styles replacing Shia LaBeouf, who was said to have been cast in the role originally; In addition, they are accompanied by Chris Pine, Gemma Chan and KiKi Layne. Katie Silberman’s script is inspired by an original text by the Van Dyke brothers, according to what is reported in Indie Wire, without neglecting the photography by Matthew libatique. You can read the official synopsis below.
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A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that their glamorous company may be hiding haunting secrets.
Finally, Olivia assured in a previous interview that without Libatique’s vision, the film would not have been achieved; Praising his work as a cinematographer, he called their teamwork “a way of giving birth together.”