As we prepare for Olivia Wilde's second feature, Don't Worry Darling, Warner Bros continues to whet our appetites with a new motion picture that was just released via its official Twitter page. The psychological thriller set in the utopian city of Victory is centered on Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack Chambers (Harry Styles). Their paradise is roiled when Alice begins to suspect that there is more than meets the eye in their tiny secluded town.
The 9-second motion poster features Alice and Jack lying in bed in an intense cuddle. The romantic scene is sandwiched with a flash jump scare scene where mysterious creatures in black and white creep toward the camera, which clearly hints at the mysterious city of Victory beneath it. The director and producer Wilde and Pugh then took to their social media pages to repost the video.
The romantic sequence featured in the motion poster is part of Warner Bros' more detailed 3-minute teaser earlier released. As the film progresses, the isolated housewives of the men who work for the Victory Project begin to question the secretive nature of their husband's work at the top-secret organization. Alice's curiosity leads to surprising discoveries that not only unsettles her but also prompts her to look for a different direction out of Victory.
Following the incredible success of her directorial debut, Booksmart, which was released in 2019, the coming-of-age comedy film received rave reviews and received a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Wilde received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature along with a couple of other nominations.
Katie Silberman's novel Don't Worry Darling is based on a cast that includes Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Nick Kroll. Silberman, Miri Yoon, and Roy Lee are the main producers.
Don't Worry Darling will screen for the first time at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, which will take place between August 31 and September 10, before returning to US theaters on September 23.
Check out the motion poster, synopsis, and official trailer below:
"Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are fortunate to be living in Victory, the experimental company town where the top-secret Victory Project is housed. Their only request in return is unquestionable dedication to the Victory project. But when cracks start to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive facade, Alice can't help but wonder what they're doing in Victory.