Utopia comes crumbling down in entrance of Harry Styles and Florence Pugh within the fascinating second trailer for the Olivia Wilde-directed Don’t Fear Darling that dropped on Thursday (July 21).
The 2-and-a-half-minute trailer opens with the primary characters Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Kinds), dwelling a brand new, idyllic lifetime of optimism, romance and picture-perfect surroundings offered by Jack’s experimental firm city housing, Victory Challenge — run by CEO Frank (Chris Pine).
A creepy voice begins to whisper “tick, tock” over the scene, as Fifties housewife Pugh falls right into a darkish physique of water and realizes that the city has sinister secrets and techniques — terrifying chaos then ensues.
Wilde does triple-duty on the psychological thriller: directing, producing and starring. The high-wattage solid additionally contains Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Sydney Chandler and Nick Kroll. The film is Wilde’s sophomore directing effort following Booksmart, her coming-of-age drama that gained the Unbiased Spirit Award for greatest first function and was one of many best-reviewed movies of 2019. Darling brought on a bidding frenzy when it hit the market in summer time 2019, with New Line popping out on high.
Producing together with Wilde are Roy Lee and Miri Yoon and Katie Silberman. Silberman wrote the screenplay based mostly on a spec script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke.
Wilde not too long ago gushed over her boyfriend Kinds’ function within the movie. “Little recognized truth: most male actors don’t wish to play supporting roles in female-led movies. The trade has raised them to imagine it lessens their energy (i.e monetary worth) to just accept these roles, which is likely one of the causes it’s so exhausting to get financing for films specializing in feminine tales,” she wrote on Instagram in February. “No joke, it’s harrrrrd to search out actors who acknowledge why it may be price it to permit for a lady to carry the highlight.”
Enter: @harrystyles, our ‘Jack,’” Wilde continued. “Not solely did he relish the chance to permit for the sensible @florencepugh to carry heart stage as our ‘Alice’, however he infused each scene with a nuanced sense of humanity. He didn’t have to hitch our circus, however he jumped on board with humility and charm, and blew us away day by day along with his expertise, heat, and skill to drive backwards.”
Don’t Fear Darling hits theaters on September 23. Watch the brand new trailer in full beneath.