Olivia Wilde has proven herself quite adept with comedy when she directed Booksmart, but this next film from her starring Florence Pugh seems far from fun and games.
Watch the trailer for Don’t Worry Darling starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, and more:
The trailer is purposefully vague when it comes to the plot of the story, but the official description does lay out the setting very extensively:
Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Pine)—equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach—anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives—including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley (Chan)—get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.
But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?
If you’ve seen Midsommar, you’ll know that Pugh can pretty much play the woman in a troubled relationship, and it looks like she’s going to be playing the same archetype when it comes to Don’t Worry Darling.
If anything, the movie kind of feels a lot like The Stepford Wives, but this time, it’s the husbands who are keeping a terrible secret, and it’s Florence Pugh who has started to see throught the cracks of the whole façade.
Catch Don’t Worry Darling when it hits theaters on Sept. 23.