This evening at the Venice Film Festival was the global premiere of Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling. Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, and Florence Pugh, who had flown in late from the Dune 2 set in Budapest, flanked Wilde as she witnessed her movie earn a rousing five-minute plus standing ovation. Pugh greeted warmly as she entered the room wearing her glittering gown for the promotion of Don’t worry Darling.
Pete Hammond of Deadline characterized Wilde’s movie as a “candy-coated psychological thriller” that explores “the dread imposed by men dominating women’s bodies” in his review.
Since early morning, fans have been camped out in front of the Sala Grande, braving the sweltering sun with a sea of umbrellas. It has been Harry Styles-mania on the Lido today.
Styles, Pine, and Chan, joined Wilde earlier in the day to take media inquiries; Wilde also co-wrote the movie and co-stars. However, concerns about Florence Pugh’s absence from the press conference and the swirl of controversy surrounding Shia LaBeouf’s departure from the Project were generally sidestepped.
Don’t Worry Darling Got Standing Ovation At Venice Film Festival:
Don’t worry Darling centers on Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles), who appear fortunate to be residing in Victory, a model company town that serves as home to the men who work on the top-secret Victory Project as well as their families. The tight-knit desert utopia’s CEO, Frank (Pine), who serves as both a business visionary and a motivational life coach, espouses the optimism of the 1950s. This optimism serves as the foundation for many aspects of daily life.
The wives, including Frank’s stylish partner Shelley (Chan), get to spend their time taking advantage of the beauty, elegance, and hedonism of their neighborhood, while the husbands spend each day working inside the Victory Project Headquarters on the “creation of revolutionary materials.” Every resident’s demands are handled by the company, making life ideal. In exchange, they only ask for confidentiality and unwavering dedication to the Victory cause.
However, when gaps in their picture-perfect existence start to show, revealing glimpses of something much more evil hiding beneath the alluring exterior, Alice wonders precisely what they are doing in Victory and why.