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A first look at Harry Styles in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling

The director has praised Styles for giving Florence Pugh the spotlight in the upcoming thriller

Olivia Wilde has shared a first look at Harry Styles in her upcoming psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, praising the actor-slash-musician for his “humility and grace” on set.

The black and white image shared to Instagram shows Styles sitting on a vintage sports car surrounded by palm trees, reflecting the setting of his second feature film: a utopian community in the California desert of the 1950s. Playing Jack, he stars across from Florence Pugh as Alice, a housewife who uncovers something “disturbing” about her idyllic life.

“Little known fact: most male actors don’t want to play supporting roles in female-led films,” writes Wilde in the caption to the newly-released image. “The industry has raised them to believe it lessens their power (i.e financial value) to accept these roles, which is one of the reasons it’s so hard to get financing for movies focusing on female stories.”

“No joke, it is harrrrrd to find actors who recognize why it might be worth it to allow for a woman to hold the spotlight. Enter: Harry Styles, our ‘Jack’.”

“Not only did he relish the opportunity to allow for the brilliant Florence Pugh to hold center stage as our ‘Alice’, but he infused every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity,” adds the Booksmart director. “He didn’t have to join our circus, but he jumped on board with humility and grace, and blew us away every day with his talent, warmth, and ability to drive backwards.”

Styles is also set to star alongside Emma Corrin in a forthcoming LGBTQ+ drama, titled My Policeman, based on Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel of the same name.

Get a first look at Harry Styles in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling below.