Yesterday (September 13), Wilde shared an 11-second teaser for the film, which – along with the aforementioned kissing – sees Pugh relaxing in the sunshine, running her finger across a model village, and ripping clingfilm off her face.
Set in a utopian community in the California desert of the 1950s, Don’t Worry Darling follows married couple Jack and Alice, as the unhappy housewife discovers something “disturbing” about her idyllic life.
The film was originally set to starShia LaBeouf as Jack, but in September, it was announced that Styles would fill the role instead. Speaking about his casting in February, Wilde wrote on Instagram: “Little known fact: most male actors don’t want to play supporting roles in female-led films. 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 recognise why it might be worth it to allow for a woman to hold the spotlight,” she continued. “Enter: Harry Styles, our Jack. Not only did he relish the opportunity to allow for the brilliant Florence Pugh to hold centre stage as our Alice, but he infused every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity. 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.”
Wilde is also joining the cast as Mary, along with Chris Pine (Frank), Nick Kroll (Bill), KiKi Layne (Margaret), Gemma Chan (Shelley), Douglas Smith (John), and more. Dita Von Teese is set to make an appearance as – you guessed it – a burlesque dancer.
Don’t Worry Darling will premiere on September 23, 2022 – watch the teaser below.