Singer Harry Styles has landed his second acting role starring opposite Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, and Oliva Wilde in Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry, Darling.
Styles replaces Shia LeBeouf, who left the project following a scheduling conflict.
While details about the plot haven’t been released yet, Katie Silberman wrote the screenplay for the film based on a script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke. The film is set in an isolated community in the California desert in the 1950s.
After a bidding war with 18 bids, New Line Cinemas bought the rights to the film in August 2019. The deal came after Wilde’s critically acclaimed directorial debut Booksmart.
Styles’ acting debut was in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. After casting Styles, Nolan told journalists that he chose the singer for the role because “he has an old-fashioned face … the kind of face that makes you believe he could have been alive in that period.”
Production for Don’t Worry, Darling is set to begin this fall.