Olivia Wilde to Direct, Star in Sought-After Thriller 'Don't Worry, Darling'
One bidding war has been followed by another.
Less than two weeks after reports that the rights to Olivia Wilde and Katie Silberman's untitled holiday pitch sold to Universal in a highly competitive situation, another has transpired. Fifteen studios and streamers have put in bids for the psychological thriller spec "Don't Worry, Darling," according to Deadline. It's a project that Wilde is set to direct, star in, and produce, per Variety.
Wilde and Silberman had success together with "Booksmart," a comedy that opened in May and marked Wilde's directorial debut. Silberman co-wrote the script along with three others, and she's now on board to rewrite the "Don't Worry, Darling" screenplay. The current draft is from Shane and Carey Van Dyke, and it centers on a 1950s housewife and reportedly ties into the Time's Up era.
In front of the camera, Wilde's films include "Life Itself," "A Vigilante," and "Love the Coopers," among others. She'll also star in "The Ballad of Richard Jewell," which is in production now. And based on all these bidding wars, the actress is soon to be doing a lot more behind the camera, too.
"Don't Worry, Darling" will be produced by Wilde and Silberman as well as Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Miri Yoon.