Florence Pugh and Shia LaBeouf will star in Olivia Wilde’s new film

The director is following up 2019’s Booksmart with a psychological thriller set in 1950s California

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, was a sharp reimagining of the teen movie genre, but it appears she’s going down a different route with the recently-announced follow-up, Don’t Worry Darling

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is a psychological thriller set in an isolated (relatable), utopian (not so relatable) community in the California desert during the 1950s.

It also centers around a housewife who discovers something disturbing about her “perfect” life, and Midsommar star – and Oscar nomineeFlorence Pugh will take the lead role.

Shia LaBeouf will also star, after an acclaimed performance in Honey Boy last year, as well as Chris Pine.

Filming for Don’t Worry Darling was apparently supposed to begin around late spring, but for obvious, coronavirus-related reasons has been pushed back indefinitely. New Line, the production studio behind the film, hopes to start as soon as lockdown restrictions have ended.