Olivia Wilde’s New Directing Project is in High Demand

Olivia Wilde. Photo by Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/REX/Shutterstock (8866588l)

A bidding war is currently underway for Olivia Wilde’s next project.

The TRON: Legacy actress made her directorial debut with Booksmart earlier this year, receiving much critical acclaim.

While Wilde is in the middle of shooting the Clint Eastwood film, The Ballad of Richard Jewell, her own follow-up stint behind the camera is creating quite a stir behind the scenes.

At least 18 studios, including streamers, are bidding for Don’t Worry, Darling which the 35-year-old will both direct and star in.

The film has been described as a psychological thriller about a 1950s housewife whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath.

The movie will see Wilde re-team with her Booksmart writer, Katie Silberman, with offers of around $20 million being reported.

Wilde is expected to meet with the bidding finalists at the end of the week, ahead of a decision to be made early next week.